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French An XIII / Prussian 1815M Cuirassier / Kuerassier Sword, For Sale

In good condition, a scarce French Napoleonic An XIII Cuirassier Trooper's Sword, captured and modified by the Prussians to become a Prussian 1815M Kuerassier sword, with Prussian scabbard marked to the 5th (West Prussian) Kuerassiers.

French An XIII / Prussian capture 1815M Cuirassier / Kuerassier Sword

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This An XIII was almost certainly captured by the Prussian during the War of the 6th Coalition (1813-1814). The original blade (hatchet) point has been modified but not in the French manner; it is still a form of hatchet point. The blade is inscribed to Klingenthal and dated February 1811 with the correct poinçons for Marion Claude, Jean-Georges Bick and Francois Louis Lobstein. The poinçons on the outward facing side of the knucklebow have been polished / rubbed out. The Prussian scabbard is marked "5. K. 4. 64." (5th Kuerassier Regiment, Troop 4, Weapon 64), who took an active part in the War of the 6th Coalition.

The 37 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt also very good. The leather grip good but missing almost all of its twisted grip wire (easy enough to make at home with a vice and slow drill). The chemically browned scabbard is good. The sword sheathes and draws well if a little loosely.

A rare, rare item. Yours for £2000. Please quote item reference AC49. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0276-1.18 (3.514).

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