Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

AN XI Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword Napoleon Army

  • Measurements: weight 2.53 kg with scabbard and 1.21 kg without.
  • Markings: Poincons “M” from Claude Marion, Inspector from 1808-1811, “B” for JG Bick, controller from 1809-1812 and marked “18”. Post Napoleonic area - the 18 th Hussar did not exist during the Napoleonic period.

This the sword created for all light cavalry regiments of the   Napoléon’s Grand Armée. The AN XI saber for the chasseurs, hussars, lancers. The equivalent of the english 1796 Pattern saber for the Napoléon Grande Armée. The three bar guard flows well into the rest of the hilt.

The pommel back strap piece has a slight tilt forward complete the hilt’s elegance. The sword is dated between 1809 et 1811.Thick steel scabbard with two suspension rings. The sword was manufactured at Klingenthal.

It has a leather-wrapped grip without twisted wire and two olive shape nuts to maintain the grip. Very heavy duty weapon for all Light cavalry, Hussars, Lancers, Horse Chasseurs. Used during all Napoleon campaigns.

Source & Copyright: Sword Collection 

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