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French 1822 Model Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, May 1873, For Sale

In good condition, a French 1822 Model Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, Chatellerault May 1873.

French 1822 Model Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre, Chatellerault May 1873

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Clearly with an active service life. The scabbard has been painted black but it is possibly period, so we have left it (easy enough to remove if desired). The date inscription to the spine of the blade is very feint, but appears to be May 1873.


The impressive 36 inch blade is worn, aged and has some pitting, but is overall strong / sound and firm in the hilt. The hilt has a slight crack to the small ridge lip (does not extend to the main guard section itself), and the rear lip is bent down; these are sure signs of a harsh service life, probably in Algeria or Vietnam. The leather of the grip is nicely worn but good, and the grip wire bindings are still there and good. The heavy steel scabbard (painted black) has a ding in it but is otherwise aged but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.

Great example / good price: £500. Please quote item reference number R36. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0509-1.18 (2.882).

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