Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard

Date

1800-1820

Object Number

IX.615

Provenance

presented 10/3/1924

Physical Description

Hilt: brass, having a cap pommel with pronounced semi ovoid tang button.


Guard: a solid oval stool, extended and narrowed in front to form the knuckle guard and having three branches springing from it which unite and sweep upwards in a long 'S' to join the knuckle guard just below its junction with the pommel.


Grip: wood, covered with leather and bound with copper wire in a twisted double strand.


Blade: straight, single edged with two fullers each side, creating a medial ridge. The back edge is engraved


'[manufacture] Rle du Klingenthal Juin 1811'.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Sword: overall length: 1120 mm (44.1 in), blade length: 953 mm (37.5 in), Scabbard: length: 1003 mm (39.5 in) Weight: Sword: 1.39 kg (3 lb 1 oz), Scabbard: 1.14 kg (2 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

blade; outer face, three indecipherable marks are stamped.Knuckle guard: three indistinct marks are stamped along with the number '1095'.Scabbard: on the top suspension ring band, the number '1095'.

Associations

Places France

Notes

There appears to be nothing which corresponds directly with this sword in Aries, 'Armes Blanches Militaires Francaises', 2nd fasicule, 1966. The closest would seem to be the 'Sabres de la Cavalerie de Ligne, An IX - An XIII - 1816', fig 5, but with a slight difference in the proportions of the guard.