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Clipped/Hatchet Point French An XIII Cuirassier Trooper's Sword, Sold

In overall good condition, a rare clipped / hatchet point French An XIII cuirassier trooper's sword.

Clipped / Hatchet Point French An XIII Cuirassier Trooper's Swordimage U03 1

Sold Item Notice

Most An XIII's were modified; they had their blade points ground down to become spear points. This is in its original form, with the original clipped / hatchet point intact. Dated on the spine to August 1814, the poinçons correct for that date. No post 1815 markings indicate this is a war trophy brought back to the UK after the Battle of Waterloo. This is a guaranteed authentic An XIII. We have written an article on these swords here.

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The 38 1/4 inch blade is in good condition, just a little rusty around the forte, firm in the hilt. The hilt is generally good, some knocks, nothing too much. The grip has retained its original leather and is generally good but for a little age damage around the seam which has been glued. The original grip wire has gone. There is no scabbard.

A rare hatchet / clipped point for only £? (too late, now sold) . Please quote item reference U03 (0824). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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