Napoleonic / Waterloo French Light Cavalry
Officer's Sword, sold
In good to very good condition, approximately 45%+ (on average)
Blue & Gilt etch remaining, a Waterloo era French light cavalry
Quite likely a Waterloo era battle trophy. It is very hard to see
the maker's name under the langet, but it looks to be "J Schimmelbusch"
of Solingen (ironically, many French Napoleonic officers' swords
were made in Prussia before the 100 Days War when France and Prussia
were enemies); so likely to be circa 1811.
The well made 32 3/4 inch blade is in overall good condition, some
etching rubbed / aged more than elsewhere, but still impressive.
Blade firm in hilt. The hilt and grip are all good. The steel scabbard
also good; the sword sheathes and draws well enough.
A well above average example of this iconic Napoleonic French light
cavalry officer's sabre with good amounts of blue and gilt etch
remaining. Please quote item reference number L96 (1222). Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request.