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French Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard

French Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard
Title
French Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Steel, brass, wood; steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 43 1/8 x 5 x 4 in. ( 109.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
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.
Object Number 
X.123ab
Marks 
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
Gallery Label 
This sword is identified as a French Cavalry saber in the accession records.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group