Original Napoleonic French Dragoon Sword with Capture Inscription - Battle of Waterloo in 1815

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Original Item: One Only. This is a very hard to find French brass mounted Dragoon Sword, dating from the 1st Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. It has a curved 33 1/2" decorated blade, which is made of laminated "Damascus Steel." Bears a single "D" brass hand guard and brass wire bound leather covered grip. It measures almost 39" overall.

The sword is contained in it's original brass mounted black leather scabbard with three brass fittings. The upper and middle fittings unfortunately are missing the brass suspension rings they would have originally been issued with.

Most interestingly the rear of the top mount of the scabbard is engraved:-

Taken from
Ensign J. Bramwell
92nd Regt. of Foot

Research shows that JOHN BRAMWELL joined the GORDON HIGHLANDERS, the 92nd Regiment of Foot on July 29th, 1813 and actually was NOT at WATERLOO on the day of the great battle. The day BEFORE he was seriously wounded at the engagement at QUATRE BRAS and in fact had to have his right leg amputated. He was promoted to full Lieutenant on 18th July 1815 and he lived to 1876.

A great War Trophy that fortunately we can identify with a great event!

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