London, South Kensington
21 May 2008
A FRENCH AN IX REGULATION LIGHT CAVALRY SABRE; AND A FRENCH CHASSEUR OFFICER'S REGULATION SWORD
THE FIRST DATED 1811
THE SECOND EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The first with Klingenthal arsenal inscription on the back incorporating the date 'Mai 1811', the hilt retaining its original leather-covered grip, with its original scabbard, and with arsenal stamps throughout; the second with curved blade (light pitting), brass hilt including three-bar guard, double langets, and original grip (scabbard missing).
The first 34 3/8in (87.5cm) blade (2)
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