In sound condition, an 1801 French Hussars / Light Cavalry Officer’s Saber / Sabre
Sorry, this item has been sold (NB: we do not divulge sold prices). However, we have a search facility to help you find more similar items. Plus a feature that allows you to enter your email and keywords (for what you are looking for) to be notified by email when anything comes in. Or you can simply browse the various categories. See the left hand navigation column.
This is actually a model 1793 to 1802 French light cavalry sabre but the blade inscription, “Mfture de Klingenthal” (not “Manufre de Klingenthal”) dates it to 1801, the time of the Battle and Siege of Alexandria between the French and British (and Turkish).
The 31 1/2 inch blade is aged / cleaned to base steel and field sharpened (very sharp), plus has some minor nicks to the cutting edge. The blade is slightly loose in the grip / hilt. The hilt has retained most of its gilt which has prevented the base metal (brass) from tarnishing. The original leather grip is sound but has lost its twisted grip wire bindings. The brass scabbard has tarnish throughout (can be removed), some dings and has lost its throat piece. The saber sheathes and draws loosely, no doubt due to the loss of the once wooden slat liners.
Scarce sword. Scarce price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG57. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1476-117x15x14 (2.275).