Waterloo French An XI / XIII Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre, Sold
In overall good but aged and embattled condition, a scarce Waterloo
French An XI / XIII Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword.
Much rarer than the French An XI / XIII heavy cavalry sword, this
is an authentic Waterloo capture French An XI / XIII Light Cavalry
The 34 1/2 inch blade is in good order but has many old if not
period nicks to the cutting edge especially; it is impossible to
tell if they are all period, but they may well be. The blade is
firm in the hilt. The brass hilt / guard with many small dents,
etc. The grips are good, the leather original and mostly complete,
the "olives" present and firm. The heavy steel / iron
scabbard is sound but with quite a bit of medium pitting towards
the chape especially. The sabre sheathes and draws well. There are
no post 1815 inspection marks, plus we bought it in the UK from
an estate sale, so absolutely a Waterloo trophy bring back. The
blade poinçons are for Krantz,
Bick and Lobstein, which are 100% correct for the date inscription
on the spine for February 1813.
Oh, if only this sabre could recount its past! Enjoy owning and
holding it for the genuinely bargain price of £? (too late,
now sold) (this is what they sell for at auction PLUS buyer's commission
/ premium). Please quote item reference S49 (0659). Further / full
sized images available upon request.