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Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, Sold

In aged and battle scarred condition, a Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword.

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Almost certainly a Waterloo battle trophy bring back as the blade point has been spear pointed and there are no post-1815 poinçons on the hilt. The blade etching is now feint, but it looks like "Coulaux" is there, so the blade is 1810 or earlier, while the hilt has a "P" under star poinçon for Inspector Pache, so pre-June 1811 for the hilt / guard, which means this sword quite likely saw a number of battles before Waterloo.

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The impressive long 36 1/4 inch blade has aged with quite a lot of inert black rust (patina) spots, and the section towards the point has a wobble / slight concertina, so it looks like it found its target (an unfortunate allied soldier). Blade firm in the grip. The grip leather looks original and is aged but sound. Equally so the twisted grip wire. No scabbard. The hilt has taken some hard knocks and has cracks.

An AN XIII Waterloo French heavy cavalry sword for just £? (too late, now sold) is a very good deal indeed. Please quote item reference T40. Further / full sized images upon request.

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