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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 592

French Klingenthal 1814 Cavalry Sword w/ Scabbard

Estimate: $400 - $450
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French Napoleonic Klingenthal 1814 model cavalry troopers' saber with curved blade, leather grip, and gilt loop or knuckle guard. Inscribed "Mfture Rle du Klingenthal Juillet 1814" to back of blade by hilt. Inspection stamps to ricasso, including wreathed "B" for controller J.G. Bick (1812-1815), "K" with star for inspector/director J.I. Krantz (1812-1814), and "L" for revisor F. Lobstein (1804-1820). Inspection stamps to knuckle guard, including wreathed "B" and "K" with star as well as "76". Includes iron scabbard with two carrying rings. Blade length: 35" L. Overall length with scabbard: 41 1/2" L.


Overall fair condition. Patination to hilt commensurate with age. Heavy pitting to blade and scabbard. Wear to edge, including minute losses and dents, measuring 15 3/4" L. Partial loss of leather cord to grip. Scabbard with tear measuring 2" L with corresponding minor dent; denting to tip.

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