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French 1855 Model Infantry Superior Officer's Sword, Sold

In good overall condition, a French 1855 Model Infantry Superior Officer's Sword.

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Sold Item Notice

Signed simply "M P" to the spine; there were several fourbisseurs (sword cutlers / makers) beginning "M" in Paris, so we are not sure which one made this sword. It is an 1855 model courtesy of the single suspension loop and a superior officer model courtesy of the true double fullered blade. But this sword was either issued or bought by the officer through a military supply source as it has matching serial numbers (9476) to the hilt and scabbard. The "S" to the hilt may well denote "Superior".

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29 3/4 Inch blade in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good condition with plenty of gilt remaining. The walnut grip has a couple of very small chips but is very good, as is the twisted grip wire binding. The steel scabbard is very good but for a few minor dings. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A great, well above average example for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V13 (0954). Further / full sized photos available upon request.

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