Late 18th century smallsword

For sale this example of a mourning smallsword, usually carried as the name implies during the first times of a mourning. This cut steel hilt is profusely decorated with steel beads on wires. Some are missing, though this not distract significantly. The blade is rather short, but does not appear to have been shortened. There... Continue Reading →

Sold – An XI French Briquet – marked

The briquet is one of the most iconic sabres produced during the First Empire. It equipped all line infantry soldiers and was used as a weapon and a tool. This particular example is an An XI pattern (1802) and still shows some of its original marks. The spine is marked Manufacture Impériale, and while unfortunately... Continue Reading →

Sold- Steel French smallsword ca.1750

This smallsword is a perfect example of the 18th century gentleman dueling sword. The slender blade is carried effortlessly in the hand and is incredibly fast and agile. The steel hilt is not the fanciest material for a hilt, but it is assuredly the sturdiest. The triangular blade bears some baroque engravings at the forte... Continue Reading →

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