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French An XIII Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword & Scabbard, sold

In very good condition a French An XIII heavy cavalry trooper's sword with later (1816M) blade and scabbard.

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Unusual / rare to say the least. This is an An XIII but with a later 1816 / 1822 model blade; normally, you find older blades rehilted into the later model hilts, but rarely do you find an original An XIII hilt being afforded a later blade. The blade is dated to September 1826. The poinçons on the hilt show service still in 1830.

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The impressive 37 1/2 inch spear pointed blade is in very good condition, the poinçons hidden by the hilt (they would not be so hidden in an 1816 / 1822 model hilt). Blade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt in very good condition. The original leather grip in very good condition; the twisted grip wires are a later replacement. The steel scabbard is also probably a later replacement. The sword sheathes and draws well if a little loosely.

If you like rare versions / variants of swords, this is one for you! A lovely sword. Please quote item reference J03 (1119). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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