This 1822 trooper sabre was made in 1877 in Chatellerault and probably used at least until 1887 when the one ring scabbard was introduced for this pattern.
This sword had its point shortened and resharpened sometime in its life. The scabbard is slightly bent, but the blade is straight. The sword was rehilted and soldered instead of pinned. This is something that could be repaired by a skilled blacksmith, but otherwise does not rob from the overall apearance or relative solidity. There is a very slight movement in the grip.
A good sword for someone looking for a practice sabre or a nice conversation piece.