French AN XIII Cuirassier Sword with Rare Hatchet Point: Dated 1810
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a true sleeper; found behind a plaster wall in an old house in the US State of Maine, this has not been touched or cleaned in over 150 years. This is the straight bladed heavy cavalry sword used by Napoleon's Cuirassiers throughout the Napoleonic Wars ending with Waterloo in 1815. The AN XIII sword was adopted in the very early 1800s and this pattern became one of the most feared and respected Cavalry swords of all time.
Originally issued in the very early 1800s with a hatchet point these were later transformed to a "spear" point making the hatchet point examples exceptionally RARE. We have seen swords like this in books but never had one in our possession.
The back of the blade is engraved "Mfture Imp.du Klingenthal 9 Fbre 1810". The Sword retains a full leather grip liner covered in the original brass wire wrap. The correct four bar guard like the pommel is heavily tarnished and is numbered 651 on the knuckle bow. Complete in the original now dull steel scabbard, lower scabbard ring is absent. In fact, the upper ring is still attached to a length of old lavatory chain used for hanging on the wall eons ago (fortunately, easily removed).
This is an exceptionally rare and desirable French Sword of the Napoleonic era in the Collectors most desired condition; "An untouched Sleeper" French AN XIII Cuirassier's Sword!
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