History: an officer’s sabre, 1817 model, of the Royal Mounted Police.
(Excerpt from gazette des armes n°450)
The weapon was not appreciated in the “light” cavalry but was better received in the Mounted Police. It must be said that it innovated with its sober elegance in relation to the robust models of the past that had every opportunity to prove themselves during the campaigns of the Consulate and the Empire.
Total length: 105 cm
Handle length: 13.5 cm
Blade length: 91.5 cm
Very rare sabre of the royal police. Sabre with gilded brass guard, blade marked ”Coulaux frères Manufacture à Klingenthal” and ”Duc Fourbisseur rue Saint-Honoré à Paris” on the other side. Blue and gold blade marked GENDARMERIE (ROYALE and COURONNE, erased in 1830). The blade is very nice and pleasant to look at, some signs of wear, nothing worrying, it is still beautiful and shiny. The grip is in great condition, also still shiny, no play, very solid and pleasant to hold, marked by the supplier ‘Duc’. The guard is in great condition, no lacks or defects. The sabre is very nice and imposing. Unfortunately, without its sheath, otherwise the price would be a lot higher.
in Wapens / Steekwapens