Antique 19th Century French Cavalry Sword
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Antique 19th Century Model 1845 French heavy cavalry sword with a brass hilt with a semi basket guard cast and chased in low relief with flowers and garlands with a ribbed horn grip and brass pommel engraved with leaves. A massive slightly curved (almost straight) single edged and double fullered blade with a spear point and engraved on the spine with the inscription "Manufacture de klingenthal Colaux". The ricasso bearing ordnance inspector F.A.Bisch marks ,a small shield with "B" and a star above and also with "B" in ellipse. (1844-1861). The sword is in its original steel scabbard with two suspension rings.
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age except for tiny natural age cracks in the horn and one chip near the pommel.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 94 cm (37 inches). Length of the sword without the scabbard: 90.5 cm (35 5/8 inches). Length of the blade: 77.5 cm (30 1/4 inches).
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 19th century
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