The sword in question must be attributed to men who are not soldiers, but whose action has often been decisive, at a time when sometimes the generals did not know where their duty was (...)
Gilded brass frame with a main branch without reinforcement in the corner that breaks to form a cruise with a diamond muzzle and a small right spigot.
The secondary "S" branch is wide and full, it ends up on the cruise by dividing the mumps into two parts.
Oval cap with long oval tail and an outline highlighted by a net engraved with a line like the branches.
Wooden handle entirely covered with a copper filigree, placed in chevrons.
81cm curved blade with hollow sides, from Kligenthal, engraved with the inscription:
FOR THE SALVATION OF THE COUNTRY
And on each side we also find engraved with traces of gilding:
A cluster of weapons and foliage, a cartridge with two crossed flags.
The sheath is made of leather with two brass trims, cut in an oblique brace, with a reinforcement gutter on the back side of the blade. The stinger is made of half-pound iron.
Total length with sleeve 97cm
Good general condition. A few blows on the blade edge.
It is mentioned by C. ARIÈS: (...) these swords are very rare; they are now found, either in museums or in some rare important collections from which they will probably never come out.
Origin: Old Collection P.M. GLAIN
This sword is the one represented on page 200 of Christian BLONDIAU's book: Sabres Français 1680 - 1814 editions Le Képi Rouge Paris.
- French military edged weapons XVIII, 3rd issue 1970 Christian Ariès.
- The knives of the revolution, J. P. MARTIN, Pages 138 to 141.
- The French army by E. DELTAILLE
The Corps of People's Representatives to the Armed Forces was created in the First Republic on April 9, 1793. Mention is made of sixty fierce representatives of the people, successively sent by the Convention to the eleven armies of the Republic, some of whom showed great talent and ardent patriotism (...) E. DETAILLE the French Army.
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