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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 1814image N46 1

Sold Item Notice

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).

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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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