French Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard
Steel, brass, wood; steel
Overall: 43 1/8 x 5 x 4 in. ( 109.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Sword (saber) with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; brass half-basket hilt with two sweeping branches on obverse side with molded decoration near juncture with oval counter-guard, which has molded decoration on tip; hardwood grips with carved ridges wrapped with wire; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf and berry border centering a flower; steel scabbard with two carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
etched: on back of blade: "Manuf're de Klingenthal Coulaux & Cie"
stamped: on drag (obverse side): "Klingenthal"
stamped: on drag (reverse side): "B" in circular depression and "C & C / 1" inside outline of a shield
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