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.

Imperial Guard Officer Horse Grenadier Sword

Officer of the Imperial Guard Grenadier Horse’s sword; the Grenadier à Cheval de la garde. The brass and leather scabbard is very close to the second model for the Horse Grenadier troop.

It could have also belong to a Empress’s Dragoons or to an officer of the Cuirassiers since the steel blade is straight and not curved. In any case it did belong to an Heavy Cavalry Officer from Napoléon Army, dated from October 1811.

Marqued with the manufacturer’s name “Lefevbre Paris”. The sword is 1,17m long and weights a total mighty 1.964kg or 1.28kg without scabbard, a heavy duty grenadier weapon.

It features an octagonal pommel and the brass and leather scabbard is very close to the second model for the Horse Grenadier troop. The scabbard tip is marked “ND”.

Manufacture Impériale Klingenthal Octobre 1811. In October 1811, capitulation of the town of Sagonte and defeat of the french army to the British and Spanish forces at Arroyo Molinos.

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