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Sword of an Officer of Chasseurs a Cheval, the light cavalry which served as Napoleon’s personal guard. See Lhoste/Resek, Les Sabres Portes Par l'armee Francaise, pp. 191. Brass hilt with wire wrapped leather covered grip. The leather dry and congealed.  Wire complete. Brass dark with small bruises/blemishes. 29 ½” broad fullered blade of shallow curvature with narrow back fuller toward the point with false edge. Blade quite smooth isolated pockmarks of oxidation. Rare and important Napoleonic example which served through the entire Napoleonic Wars period. So esteemed that Napoleon often went to battle in the uniform of the Chasseurs a Cheval
Stock Number: A6741

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