French Model An XI National Guard Briquet
/ Sword / Sidearm, Sold
In good overall condition, a French Model An XI National Guard
Briquet / Sword / Sidearm, made by Chaillot in 1837.
Most likely used by a soldier in the National Guard in the French
Revolution of 1848 where they broke with historical allegiance
and fought with / for the French republicans to remove King
Louis Philippe. This sword has two sets of regimental arms (rack)
numbers (42 and 68) to show it was issued, twice; this pretty much
proves it was used during the revolution.
The 23 1/8 inch blade is in good condition but for the tip which
has been damaged (very tip lost); the damage appears to be period.
Blade firm in the hilt. The brass single piece hilt and grip with
some wear but good (some strikes to back piece indicating battle
What an evocative sword for only £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference T43 (0776). Further / full sized images
available upon request.