In very good condition, a Klingenthal made French Model 1816 Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s Sword and Scabbard.
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This model of sword is so scarce, especially with the true M1816 round back edged long twin fullered blade (so many have earlier An XIII blades that have simply been rehilted with the new 1816 model with forward facing side guard edges). This example is dated March 1822, the very last of these made before the M1822 came into service. The inspection stamps (poinçons) for Bureau, Bick and Lobstein confirm the date inscription.
The massive 39 inch period sharpened blade is in very good condition, some wear (sheathing rubbing) and the spear pointed blade (they were made with hatchet point but converted by the regiments) confirm it entered service. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good condition (save for some old brass polish, sorry; easily removed). The original leather grip and twisted grip wire in very good condition. The heavy steel M1816 scabbard with some light rust here and there is otherwise very good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Absolutely one of the best condition M1816s you will find, truly. An absolute snip at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG46. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1439-124x17x17 (2.966).