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French AN XIII Cuirassier Sword: dated September 1814, sold

In good condition, guaranteed authentic, a scarce An XI/XIII Napoleonic French heavy cavalry trooper's (cuirassier's) sword, Klingenthal made, dated September 1814.

French AN XIII Cuirassier (Heavy Cavalry) Sword: dated September 1814

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A good example of this famous French heavy cavalry sword The hilt may be older than the blade as the original rack number has been struck out and a new one added (this often happened as a result of blade damage in battle). Also, the rack number on the scabbard is different to the hilt, so most likely the sword was a battlefield trophy and a scabbard found (also from the battle) to fit. This sword is guaranteed to be 100% authentic, no a reproduction / composite. The date inscription on the spine (September 1814) matches the poinçons on the forte as it should (reproductions do not get this right).

The 95.3 cm spear point blade is in overall good condition but with a steady patina. The date inscription and poinçons are worn. Blade firm in hilt which is gilt brass. The leather grip is original but the twisted grip wire is a replacement. Some of the leather has worn thin near the pommel and been glued to strengthen it. The scabbard is in good shape. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A very nice example at a very low price; only £(sorry too late - sold already - but we will divulge the original sales price for a fee if it helps). Please quote item reference number N46 (1320). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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