Super Rare Sabre Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry Trooper Sword
Odd model that is not of brass fittings as per regulations but instead is iron/nickel hilted version which is mounted with a blade stamped with the AP , fasces and CM markings and these were from the Arsenal of Paris that inspected foreign made blade so big possibility this sword was for Allied heavy cavalry (Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Holland, Bade etc). Another possibility is that it was made during the end of the Empire with an iron hilt due to shortage of brass and given an old recycled blade. Whatever the reason, it has history and is super attractive! Good condition: the whole sword is in very shiny state with some spots here and there but overall very well preserved, but the handguard has some light movement. The knuckle bow is stamped with faint barred numbers and inspection marks. The scabbard also has a barred service number and a stamp at the drag; it also has that unknown rope holding the 2 rings, something which is very often encountered on period swords. Sword length: 43 / 110cm. Blade length: 37 / 95cm. Total length: 45 / 115cm. Low reserve price for such a sought after model! The item “Super Rare Sabre Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry Trooper Sword” is in sale since Friday, February 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Other Collectible Swords”. The seller is “lunar_horse” and is located in Montreal, QC. This item can be shipped worldwide.