French infantry saber Briquet

This saber was widely used by the French infantry in „Napoleon times“ in almost all of Europe. The famous general has established with this sabre the tradition of sabrage, when the throats of champagne bottles were knocked off after a victorious battle in 1812. The French name Briquet stands for fire steel and was probably a jocular word created for this weapon. More information...

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Item number: 9396

French infantry saber Briquet

This saber was delivered as a weapons shipment from France to America to support the Continental Army.The saber has a forged, unsharpened blade made of carbon steel. The handle parts are made of brass. The sabre comes with a scabbard with brass fittings.

  • Blade length 61cm
  • Overall length 78cm
  • Weight with sheath 1.1 kg

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