French M1816 Cuirassier / Line Cavalry Trooper's
In very good condition (scabbard pitted), a scarce French Model
1816 Cuirassier / Line Cavalry Trooper's Sword, dated 1820.
This is a true 1816M with a rounded back edge to the blade (many
if not most 181M's used earlier An XIII flat spine blades). One
of the poinçons is very feint, as is the date inscription
the the spine, but we have determined the poinçons
are for Jean-Georges Bick (clear),
François Louis Lobstein (clear), Jean Joseph Cécile
Bureau (feint) and the spine date inscription for 1820 (feint).
The impressive 38 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition and
firm in the hilt. The hilt all good, as is the leather grip and
twisted grip wire bindings. The steel scabbard has pitting, especially
towards the chape / drag, The rack / weapon number on the upper
ring is 196 so matches the hilt number and therefore the scabbard
is original to the sword. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A very good, well above average example of this scarce sword; yours
for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC52
(0305). Further / full sized images available upon request.