An XI Napoleonic French Infantryman's Sidearm
/ Briquet, For Sale
In aged condition with blade nicks, an An XI Napoleonic French
Infantryman's Sidearm / Briquet.
Possibly a Waterloo war trophy bring back by a British soldier.
The date on the spine is gone but may have been removed by the French
soldier as it could have said "royal" rather then "imperial";
indicate it was made from May 1815 onwards (to 6th February 1819).
The cutting edge has many, many nicks, some may be period but not
all in our opinion. But still, this a Napoleonic era French sword
and may well have been at Waterloo, brought back as a battlefield
The 23 inch blade is in good but worn condition, aside from the
nicks, and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt has been zealously cleaned
to the point the markings are no longer clear, but is good / sound.
Iconic Napoleonic era sword. Just £350. Please quote item
reference T42. Further / full sized images upon request. Box 0760-0.82