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Napoleonic Era Sword?
« on: November 23, 2013, 06:15:47 AM »
Hello,
I recently acquired a real sword from a bygone era.
Only had it a couple of days, and the pic I attach is not the best, but gives an idea of the shape, blade length, scabbard construction, etc...
Initially I believe it to be of French origin and from the Napoleonic era.
There are stamps and other markings on it, but have not yet researched it in depth.
I'm just wondering if any of ya'll know about this kind of artifact.  As of this morning, this is all I know about it - except that it is in near perfect condition with only some very minor corrosion, and very insignificant nicks on the blade.
This is the real-deal, not an imitation.
I'll get some better pics as time permits, and post them.
Thoughts?
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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 07:50:47 AM »
Way cool !

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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 09:09:59 AM »
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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 02:43:33 PM »
I'm no expert, but it looks to be French.
From the markings I can see in your pictures, it might be pre-Napoleonic; that is, from the time of the Revolution or the First Republic.

There are lots of good sword references, but I haven't got any of 'em.
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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 07:01:47 PM »
How about this one.
http://oldswords.com/classified/viewClassified.php?id=888583

1796 Light Cavalry Trooper“s Sabre
 A very nice British 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper“s Sabre. 33 inch single fullered blade. Goodø tight hilt and grip - no movement. Locates firmly into steel scabbard. Goodø solid example.
Price: 680.00
Time will tell.

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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 08:04:22 PM »
Nice work, Robert!

I applaud you, and the results of your research.

I had thought that the "X" on its hilt might've signified "Year 10 of the Directory," which is why I thought it might be pre-Napoleon French.
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Re: Napoleonic Era Sword?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 08:48:12 PM »
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