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