Napoleonic British Infantry Flank Officer's
Sabre / Sword, for sale
In good overall condition, a Napoleonic British Infantry Flank
Officer's Sabre / Sword.
A short, very curved sabre as used by British infantry flank officers
for close quarters / hand to hand combat during the Napoleonic wars.
The blade has been zealously cleaned on this one but has a couple
of period nicks towards the forward cutting edge which may well
indicate it played an active part in defeating Napoleon Bonaparte.
The 26 7/8 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The steel stirrup hilt also in good condition. The fishskin grip
is good but with wear under the stepped pommel which indicates widespread
use (this is the part off the grip that gets the most stress). The
twisted grip wires are good. The steel scabbard is good but has
former rust pitting and one of the suspension rings has split into
two halves. The sabre sheathes and draws well.
A good example at a great price; £700. Please quote item
reference number AE90. Further / full sized pictures available upon
request. Box 1050-101x17x17 (1.619).