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An XIII Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, For Sale

In good condition, a 100% guaranteed authentic Klingenthal made An XIII Waterloo French Cuirassier Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword.

An XIII Waterloo French Cuirassier Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword

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This sword, or rather hilt has been through the wars. Basically, the hilt had a replacement (the current) blade. We know this because the hilt has a striked out rack / weapon number; the blade is dated August 1814. So the sword probably previously saw action against Russia. Correct poinçons of Etienne Louis Borson, Jean-Georges Bick, and François Louis Lobstein for the blade date. Because the sword has a spear point (the blades were made with hatchet points), it shows it was made ready for battle by a cuirassier regiment. Because it has no post-Waterloo poinçons, it pretty much proves it left French service in 1815 and is therefore 99.9% a Waterloo battlefield pick up or post-battle surrender sword, taken back to the UK (as many were) by a British soldier; we bought the sword in the UK from someone who had it in their family for generations.

The 95 cm blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with age / patina but not too much, and in good condition, but the inner guard lip is distorted, no doubt period. The original leather grip is good but the twisted grip wire is gone (easy enough to replace) and there is one worm hole we can see. The steel scabbard is good but with some pitting. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Nice example, been through the wars literally. A sound and evocative investment for £1400. Please quote item reference P88. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0269-1.18 (3.705).

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