Napoleonic/Waterloo French An XI Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre, sold
In exceptionally good condition, a guaranteed 100% authentic Napoleonic
French An XI light cavalry trooper's sabre; this sword is dated
June 1813 and is almost certainly a Waterloo battle trophy.
First, be warned, there are many, many reproductions of the French
An XI light cavalry sword on the market, but this is a rare authentic
period sabre; you can determine this by the quality of the Klingenthal
date inscription to the spine and the fact it correctly tallies
with the correct inspection
/ acceptance / poinçons for that date. Dated June 1813
with the correct poinçons for Joseph Innocent Krantz, Jean-Georges
Bick and François Louis Lobstein.
The 34 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, the poinçons
rubbed a little from the sheathing and drawing of the blade, but
still clearly visible. The blade is firm in the hilt and the hilt
wonderfully aged with a honey brown brass colour that shows it is
old but has been kept free of tarnish. The original ribbed leather
grip is also very good for its age, some wear but not too much.
The heavy steel scabbard in also in very good condition, some rusted
areas but not so many / too much. This is an exceptional, well,
well above average example. And no post-1815 marks, so almost certainly
a Waterloo pick up.
Try and find a better authentic Napoleonic wars French An XI light
cavalry sabre; we are sure you can / will not. Therefore the price
ticket is both an absolute bargain and superb investment. Please
quote item reference number I39 (1047). Further / full sized images