18C French Mounted Infantry Officers Folding
Guard Sword, For Sale
In sound though aged condition, a very, very rare 18C / Revolutionary
Wars French mounted infantry officers folding guard sword.
From the Revolutionary Wars era of French history which, with a
few exceptions such as the Battle of the Nile (Nelson), the French
generally won their battles against the Allies (including Britain).
This is a rare folding guard sword for a mounted infantry officer.
The 28 1/8 inch blade has the remnants of its once fine etching
remaining, a little rust pitting / associated wear / damage, and
has a few old small nicks to the cutting edge. Blade a little loose
in hilt but not much. The folding guard section works well. The
grip is solid but the grip wire is loose / partly missing. The leather
of the scabbard is very aged but mostly sound except for a floppy
kink / tear near the chape / drag. The sword sheathed and draws
A really rare sword at an even rarer low price; £500. Please
quote item reference S52. Further / full sized pictures available
upon request. Box 0666-1m (1.695).