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Title Bourbon infantry briquet, AN X1 model
Nationality French
Period c 1824
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This is marked, very faintly, on the spine 'Manufacture Royale de Chatelerault 1824(?)'. The scabbard has the frog loop placed somewhat higher on the top mount than on the Napoleonic examples. This minor alteration took place after Waterloo. There is a unit mark punched into the obverse knuckle bow.

The blade measures 23.5" and is in reasonable shape, with a few small patches of pitting near the point. There is some minor bruising on the back of the hilt,together with a few small dings around the pommel. The scabbard is in good shape with some minimal bruising to the mounts and crazing of the leather. The seam is intact. The tang button has a nice age patina.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : French : 19th Century]


Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013

Order received today - many thanks for your swift and efficient service!

M F, UK, 30.03.2010