French Napoleonic Briquet Sword

This sword has a sharpened, darkened 1075 high carbon steel blade with an extra-wide tang. Includes a leather scabbard with brass throat and chape. This short saber was introduced in 1767, preceding the French Revolution, as a replacement for heavier and cumbersome swords like the fusilier’s epee. It was instantly derided for its modest dimensions and nicknamed “Briquet” (”fire lighter”) and the name stuck and became official in 1806. More information...

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Item number: 18694

French Napoleonic Briquet Sword

Excelling as a close-quarters and melee weapon, the slightly upswept blade could be used for slashing, but because of its length and thickness it was also an excellent stabbing weapon. Napoleon’s infantry units, artillery, grenadiers, NCO’s and corporals traipsed much of Europe with this shiny cohort at their sides. This sword wasn’t always involved with grisly work, it was also used as a field tool. And after a victory, it was perfect for opening Champagne bottles!

Distally tapered, it comes from the factory sharpened and includes leather scabbard with brass throat and chape.

  • Overall length 67.8 cm
  • Blade length 54 cm
  • Handle length 10 cm
  • Blade width at the guard 34.52 mm
  • Blade width 10 cm off the blade point 28.66 mm
  • Thickness of the striking edge 1.24 mm
  • The point of balance (centre of gravity) is approx. 9 cm in front of the guard
  • Weight of the sabre 1104 g
  • Weight of the scabbard 187 g
  • The blade material is 1075 High Carbon Steel.
  • Edge: Sharpened

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