In good condition, an awesome Klingenthal French M1822 Pipe Back Cavalry Trooper’s Sword
Dated “Klingenthal April 1827” to the spine, with correct poinçons (inspection stamps) for Dubocq, Bick and Lobstein to the forte, plus “16” blade number to just above. Weapon numbers I69 (crossed out) and I96 to the cross bar of the guard / hilt.
The period sharpened 36 1/2 inch curved blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The heavy brass 3 bar guard is in aged (tarnished) condition but good. The black leather grip has the remains of possibly period red patenting (should be quite easily removed if desired) and a small patch gone exposing the twine ribbing over wooden base; the majority of the twisted grip wire now missing. The heavy steel scabbard has now inert rust pitting and a steady patina, with some now feint numbering to the upper suspension ring (some numbers crossed out, the latest which is not crossed out appears to be “193”); in generally good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well to quite tightly.
Highly impressive early M1822 pipe back for a realistic low price, £650. Please quote item reference AH43. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Box 1779-117x15x14 (2.556)