Antique French Napoleonic Cuirassier Sword, 19th century
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Antique early 19th Century French Napoleonic 1st Empire heavy cavalry (Cuirassier's / Dragoons) sword Model AN XI. A straight single edged double fullered massive blade with a spear point engraved on the spine with the inscription Mfture Imple du Klingenthal octobre 1813. The ricasso is bearing two small ordnance inspector marks, a "B" in an ellipse small shield with "B" and a star above and also with a "B not well visible -pitted and worn out. A regulation brass hilt with a three-bar guard with a plain cap pommel with a cusped lower edge extending to a short tail and a leather covered wooden grip bound with roped copper wire. The knuckle guard is stamped with ordnance inspector marks and the Number 35 in an ellipse letter B and F in a circle and the Number 4978.
REFERENCES: (a) "Cut and Thrust Weapons" by Eduard Wagner. (b) "Des Sabres Et Des Epees" by Michel Petard, Tome premier.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 112 cm (44 1/8 in), length of the blade: 96.5 cm (38 in).
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- 19th century
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