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French 1816 Model Cuirassier / Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, sold

In exceptionally good condition, a scarce 1816M French heavy cavalry (Cuirassier) sword, dated March 1822.

French 1816 Model Cuirassier / Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Swordimage J81 1

Sold Item Notice

No, it is not an 1822M, it is a much more desirable and rarer 1816M; the round 3 bar finales and raised guard edging is the giveaway. Guaranteed authentic, the poinçons (inspection stamps) of Joseph Victor Guidonnet, Jean-Georges Bick and Louis François Lobstein are correct for the date.

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The almighty 38 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt is equally good; really impressive too. The original leather grip and twisted grip wire bindings are very good, as is the heavy steel scabbard. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A superb well above average example of a scarce sword. In fact, we do not think you will find better, especially for only £xxx. Please quote item reference J81. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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