SOLD – African Service French Infantry Officer Sword non regulation

While this sword is of the 1882 type, it is actually an earlier North African Service type which would explain the lack of nickel plating on the reinforced guard. Officers serving in North Africa,¬†such as the famous Zouaves, popularized this model which¬†eventually replaced the 1845. The reinforced hilt was seen as a plus in an... Continue Reading →

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