1799 Model French Artillery Officer's 5 Ball
Spadroon Sword, Sold
In good aged condition, a rare 1799M French artillery officer's
sword, a 5 ball spadroon.
In 1799, the French copied the British 5 ball spadroon. This version
has the winged artillery thunderbolts to the pommel. As this came
from an English estate, it ia quite likely this sword was a war
trophy from the Napoleonic Peninsular War, the forerunner to the
100 Day War (Waterloo).
With traces of the typically French blue and gilt etching to the
32 5/8 inch blade, it is firm in the hilt. The brass hilt in good
order, a little misaligned as should be expected from soft brass.
The diagonally lined ivory grip has some minor damage and staining,
but not too much.
Overall, a very good buy because of the scarcity alone. Please
quote item reference J96 (1158). Further / full sized images available