French Napoleonic 1801 Cuirassier Sword

This sword has a sharpened, darkened 1075 high carbon steel blade with an extra-wide tang. Includes a steel scabbard. Despite the waning effectiveness of plate armor against the increasing proficiency of firearms, the French cavalry in Napoleon’s army still wore cuirasses - Medieval-style breast and back plates - with mixed success. They were mildly useful for deflecting long-range musket and pistol fire (we emphasize “mildly”), but when combined with an ornate, gorgon-headed helmet that featured plumes and horse-tail hair, the Cuirassier’s battle dress created quite an imposing figure as he charged into the fray. Surviving accounts from British opponents attest to the petrifying spectacle of compact groups of Cuirassiers emerging from behind the French front lines. More information...

€310,00 excl. VAT
In stock 1 pcs
Item physically stored in our Warehouse in Kadan
, dispatch on 17-Apr-2024
Item number: 18693

French Napoleonic 1801 Cuirassier Sword

This is his sword; the French Model 1801 Cuirassier’s sword is a heavy cavalry saber with a straight blade, as the French favored the thrust over slashing or cutting. This replica weighs a little over 3 lbs, the substantial mass needed to accomplish a lance-type thrusting attack. The distally tapered blade is over 1/4” thick at the hilt and is double-fullered like the originals. Comes factory sharpened. Brass guard and pommel. Leather-wrapped grip with twisted wire wrap.

  • Total length of the saber/sword 111 cm
  • Blade length 95.5 cm
  • Handle length 11 cm
  • Blade width at the crossguard 34.02 mm
  • Blade width 10 cm in front of blade point 23.72 mm
  • Thickness of the striking edge 1 mm
  • The point of balance (centre of gravity) is approx. 19 cm in front of the guard
  • Weight of the sword 1534 g
  • Weight of the scabbard 759 g
  • Inner diameter of the suspension rings on the scabbard: 25 mm
  • Steel scabbard included
  • The blade material is 1075 High Carbon Steel.
  • Edge: Sharpened

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