French Model 1822 Heavy Cavalry of the Line
Trooper's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a French Model 1822 Heavy Cavalry of the
Line Trooper's Sword, dated January 1829.
An awesome cavalry sword / sabre, which the US basically copied
to make their M1860, with the added benefit that the grip wire is
still present. Marked along the spine to state manufacturer Klingenthal
in January 1829.
The 38 1/8 inch blade is in very good condition, the very tiniest
section of the tip is a little bent (should / could be tapped out);
the damage is caused as the blade washer / scabbard stopper is almost
gone and so the sword can sheath a tiny fraction too far. Blade
firm in the hilt. The hilt good. The grip is in very good order
with its grip wire present and correct. The painted steel scabbard
is good, some evidence of light corrosion. The sword sheathes and
draws well except when it is sheathed too fully and then becomes
a little stuck. It might well be worth fabricating a replacement
felt / leather washer.
A beauty of an iconic sword; well above average. Nice investment
price: £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number U61 (0905). Further / full sized pictures available upon