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Title Cuirassier's sword (an XI)
Nationality French
Period 1813
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This is the great classic heavy cavalry sword of the Napoleonic Wars. This example was made in Klingenthal in October 1813. It has an 1816 pattern scabbard with matching numbers to the hilt. This was carried from year 11 of the Revolution (1789, ie c 1800) throughout the middle and later stages of the Napoleonic Wars.

The hilt has a little buckling to the back of the stool (flat plate of the guard). Apart from this, the piece is in excellent shape, the grip being original, the scabbard having a nice brown age patination and the blade being in wonderful shape with only the word 'Manufacture' being somewhat indistinct at the beginning of the inscription. These blades were originally hatchet-pointed and then they were later spear-pointed in the same way that the English 1796 heavy cavalry sword was treated for the Waterloo Campaign.

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


bayonet arrived safely, I'm very happy with it

C B, UK, 02.09.2015

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005