French Napoleonic Wars An XIII Heavy Cavalry
Trooper's Sword, For Sale
In virtually relic condition, a rare clipped point French Napoleonic
Wars An XIII Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, found in Spain (Peninsular
Originally found in Spain, most likely therefore one of the many
weapons discarded by the French as they ran / retreated from the
Peninsular War. This sword has the original clipped point blade
(most were converted to spear point just before Waterloo).
The 38 inch clipped point blade is pitted throughout; the spine's
date inscription no longer visible, only one poinçon visible
(though not legible). Blade firm in the hilt. The Versailles hilt
sound but grubby. The original leather grip aged with some separation
at the joint. The grip wire absent. No scabbard.
A nice piece of history for just £525. Please quote item
reference AC59. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Box 0317-1.18 (2.309).