In exceptionally good condition, a Waterloo Klingenthal Clipped Point French An XIII Cuirassier Sword
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Guaranteed authentic. Dated March 1815 to the blade’s spine with the correct inspection poinçons of Borson, Bick and Lobstein to the forte and matching rack / serial numbers to the hilt and scabbard, this sword is most likely not a battlefield pick up (as these tend to have mismatched rack numbers, given the swords were dropped in battle and thereby separated from their original scabbards), but a surrender item (as it has not post-Waterloo markings / adaptions and has been in the UK for a long time). All An XIII’s started off as clipped point but most (not every) were converted to spear point just before Waterloo. So this is a rare Waterloo clipped point example.
The 38 1/4 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition and firm in the hilt. The solid brass hilt is equally exceptional. The original leather grip is in very good condition, as are the original twisted grip wire bindings (one section shows the beginnings of a fault). The heavy steel scabbard is in very good condition too! The sword sheathes and draws well.
What an exceptional, guaranteed authentic, clipped point Waterloo An XIII. Just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG75. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1516-129x17x16 (3.624).