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French 1822 Model Heavy Cavalry of the Line Sword, Sold

In very good condition a French 1822 Model Heavy Cavalry of the Line Sword, Châtellerault, dated 1832.

French 1822 Model Heavy Cavalry of the Line Sword

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A highly impressive sword with "montmorency" blade made during a time of active French military campaigns, some signs of use. Dated on the spine to May 1832, Manufacture de Châtellerault, with the correct poinçons on the forte; "Cursive R" for L. Raulin (director) and "W" for S. Wideman (controller).

The massive 38 1/4 inch slightly curved period sharpened blade is in good condition but with a "wiggle" (light bending) at the tip indicating it has stuck something in a thrust. The blade is firm in the hilt, the brass hilt in good condition. The original leather covered grip is in good condition, though the twisted brass wire bindings are missing (easy enough to fabricate and fit a replacement - directions gladly given to the buyer). The steel scabbard has pitted but is still heavy and sound; the sword sheathes and draws well.

A beauty of a sword for only £xxx. Please quote item reference J04 (1107). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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