French 1816M Cuirassier Trooper's Sword,
Klingenthal 1822, sold
In good condition, an 1816 modele French Cuirassier (heavy cavalry)
trooper's sword, Klingenthal dated January 1822.
Actually a much less common sword than the earlier An XI / XIII.
This one with the 1816M blade (rounded back edge); many 1816's have
earlier An XIII blades which were taken out of service and then
rehilted. So, a rounded back edge is a good thing for a collector,
and so is the fact this sword has matching rack / serial numbers
on the hilt and scabbard, so the scabbard is original to the sword.
The wonderful 38 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, though
with some wear as to be expected. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt
overall aged but very good. The leather grip is original and in
very good condition, though most of the twisted grip wire is missing
(fairly easily replaced at home if required by the buyer - we can
furnish details of how to do this). Lovely browned steel scabbard
(these were chemically browned - the brown is just that, not "patina")
in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.
What a great buy, only £(too late! But we will divulge the
selling price for a small fee). Further / full sized pictures available
upon request. Please quote item reference number N66 (1325)