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Title Year 9 French infantry hanger (model 1798)
Nationality French
Period 1815
Sold
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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]

testimonials

I recieved the medal today and I am very pleased with the quality. It is in excellent condition, both the medal and the ribbon, for an original.

M T, UK, 30.11.2006

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005

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