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Title Year 9 French infantry hanger (model 1798)
Nationality French
Period 1815
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A 'C' under a star punched in a small circle at the base of the blade is a French inspection mark for 1815. However, the other marks refer to German arms dealers who had acquired the piece after Waterloo, in particular the firm of H & R Boker, active in the mid-19th century. This is the classic infantry hanger of Napoleon's armies.

The original inscription on the back of the blade has been defaced by successive owners. There is a small hole in the scabbard leather and some minor damage to the brass mounts, but generally the piece is in excellent shape for its age. Hard to find original scabbards for these, in any case.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

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


Buttons received thanks Chris. Again, very happy. No doubt you'll be hearing from me again soon.

D R, UK, 15.01.2011

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010