French 1822 Model Heavy Cavalry of the Line
In very good condition a French 1822 Model Heavy Cavalry of the
Line Sword, Châtellerault, dated 1832.
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
A beauty of a sword for only £xxx. Please quote item reference
J04 (1107). Further / full sized images available upon request.