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Napoleonic Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Sold

In good condition with original grip leather, a Napoleonic / Waterloo battle trophy French heavy cavalry (cuirassier) trooper's sword.

Napoleonic Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry (Cuirassier) Trooper's Swordimage H73 1

Sold Item Notice

Guaranteed authentic. Be warned, most "Napoleonic" heavy cavalry swords you see advertised are reproductions. Again, this one is guaranteed to be authentic. With some typical minor damage commensurate with battle, the fact there are no post-1815 inspection marks and that the sword came from an estate in England shows this sword was one of the many French heavy cavalry swords taken back by British officers and service personnel as war trophies after the Battle of Waterloo. With the hilt damage (it is a little misshapen), almost certainly a battlefield pick up.

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The Klingenthal manufacturing inscription to the spine shows the blade was made in November 1813; this is confirmed by the correct poinçons for that month of Krantz, Bick and Lobstein.

The almighty 37 1/2 inch spear point blade is in very good condition, some wear to the forte are (from sheathing and drawing the blade), some light pitting to the area around the poinçons. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt has some small deformations consistent with the sword being involved in a fall as so many French heavy cavalrymen were during Waterloo. The grip is the original leather, which is nice. The brass grip wire bindings are a later replacement. There is a shrinkage crack to the underside of the grip which has been repaired. The steel scabbard is in good order, some pitting around the chape / drag. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A well priced evocative, even almight piece of Napoleonic history. Please quote item reference H73 (1006). Further / full sized images upon request..

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