Batavian / Napoleonic Dutch Hussar Officer's
An very rare Batavian / Napoleonic Dutch Hussar Officer's Blue
& Gilt Etched Sabre, circa 1804, in good overall condition.
In the French Consulate period style (guard and blade), most likely
made in the Batavian Republic itself (Bataafse Republiek) as no
discernible maker's marks, around 1804, this sword may well have
been used / seen service with both the French Grande Armee and then
their nemesis, the Allied Army under the Duke of Wellington.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in aged and worn condition, but with blue
and gilt etching still visible. Blade is sound and firm in the hilt.
The brass hilt with some bending / damage as you would / should
expect. The leather grip mostly good, but the wire bindings show
loses. The brass scabbard with many dings and much age has lost
its inner wooden slat linings so the sabre sheathes and draws loosely.
Find another and then tell us our price of only £? (too late,
now sold) is not the bargain of the year! Please quote item reference
N93 (1363). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.