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French 1845 Model Infantry Officer's Sword, dated April 1878, Sold

In good condition, a horn grip French 1845 Model Infantry Officer's Sword, dated April 1878

French 1845 Model Infantry Officer's Sword, dated April 1878

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With a good steel field service scabbard, this sword was made by Chatellerault in 1878.



The 30 1/4 inch twin fullered blade is in good condition (a little rust towards the point) and firm in the hilt. The hilt is in good shape. The horn grip is in good condition though the twisted grip wire has gone. The quite heavy single suspension ring steel scabbard is good but with age and some light pitting here and there. The sword sheathes and draws well of a little loosely. There is a decommissioning drill hole in the scabbard chape / drag (this was an issued sword, not a private purchase).

A good example. A good price; £400. Please quote item reference R35. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0505-1m (2.229).

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