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French 1855 Model Infantry Officer's Sword, Chatellerault, Sold

In good overall condition, a French 1855 Model Infantry Officer's Sword.

French 1855 Model Infantry Oficer's Sword, Chatellerault, August 1878image U28 1

Sold Item Notice

Manufactured by Chatellerault in August 1878. The sword appears to have period damage which makes sense as France was involved in many conflicts at the end of the 19th Century.

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30 7/16 inch blade in very good condition (couple of old / period nicks to the cutting edge) and firm in the hilt. The hilt very good, a couple of small stress cracks on the inside of the back piece but which do not go all the way forward / through the hilt. Walnut grip is good but no grip wire. Chemically browned steel scabbard good but with a ding and a crease with small splits each end of the split where the scabbard has been bent sideways and been straightened. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A very good example which appears to have seen genuine active service. An evocative investment at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference U28 (0823). Further / full sized photos available upon request.

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