French 1822 Model Light Cavalry Trooper's
Sabre / Sword, sold
In very good condition (some apparent battle damage near the point),
a French 1822 Modele light cavalry trooper's sabre / sword, dated
The sword appears to have been used in battle, probably during
of Algeria; there is a nick to the very forward cutting edge
and some bending to the tip. Given any use of swords would have
probably been used on someone on foot (an unmounted opponent), this
is where you would expect to find damage and which damage is unlikely
to be later horseplay (pardon the pun); later horseplay damage tends
to be to the middle and / or forte section of the blade. This sabre
also benefits from matching serial numbers to the hilt and scabbard,
so they are both original to each other.
35 3/4 inch blade in good condition except for said battle damage
to the tip area (such increasing rather than decreasing the value
in our opinion). B;lade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt with some
damage commensurate with having been in a battle environment. The
leather grip and twisted grip wire bindings show signs of use and
age but are complete and in very good condition for a service sword.
Very nice example, under-priced at £(too late - but we will
divulge the selling price for a small fee). Please quote reference
number N63 (1324). Further / full sized images available upon request.