Both identical, as the US model was copied directly from French originals. This example is completely unmarked but for a stamped 49 on the knuckle bow. The lack of arsenal and ordnance marks, which are particularly profuse on French arms, suggest manufacture for other than French use. The US government purchased about 3000 such examples during the Civil War to supplement domestic production. The Confederacy also purchased privately produced examples. This example is in good clean condition with gray/brown patina to the blade, original blade seat and scabbard with about 90% tinned finish. The hilt has a dark patina and the grip is complete with dry leather and original wire.

Stock Number: 98-101

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