In very good condition, a French model 1822/1860 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword
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Marked to Parisian maker G Barre to the blade. The hilt and scabbard type are post 1860. Officer’s initials “J R” engraved to the pommel.
The 35 inch blade is in very good condition but with a widespread freckling of light corrosion (to the surface) spots. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt in very good condition. The walnut grip and twisted grip wire bindings are very good. The steel scabbard with similar speckling to the blade is none the less very good. The sword sheathes and draws well but is tight at the end as it approaches being fully sheathed.
Very nice example. Well priced at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y59. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1460-118x15x14 (1.734).