SOLD – 1882 Non-regulation French Cavalry Officer Sword

This is a very nice example of a late 19th-century non-regulation sword made for a cavalry officer, perhaps attached to an African service unit. The sword is marked Petitfils & Bailhache, which was a private cutler established in Paris in the late 19h century. The company seems to have produced many no regulation blades for... Continue Reading →

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SOLD – AN XI French Briquet Sabre

This is a typical example of a famous briquet, as used by the elite troops of Napoleon's army. Based on the stamps on the guard, this briquet was made between 1809 and 1811 at the Versailles factory. It is in relatively good shape, with a very slight movement at the handle (the wooden shims have... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Blackjack Walking Stick

This is a rare form of weaponized cane which contains not a sword, a dagger or even a gun, but a blackjack. Based on the nickel plating, the style and the use of rubber, I would say this particular cane probably dates from the early 1900s. The blackjack is made of a metal tip, attached... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Briquet Sabre

This briquet is currently unidentified, bearing only a unit marking on the guard. The blade is uniformly pitted, while the scabbard is in fair condition, with one crease in the middle and the frog button missing. SOLD

SOLD – Solingen cane sword

For sale, this cane sword made with a sharpened foil blade made in Solingen. This cane probably dates from the mid 19th century. The shaft is of bamboo, which is split in some places. The blade does not go completely in the scabbard, but this could be fixed with a bit of work, hence the low... Continue Reading →

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