Rare French M1790 Chasseurs a’ Cheval Trooper’s Saber


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This rare sword of the French Revolution and First Empire period features the distinctive
half basket hilt formed of flat high copper content brass. Broad integral knuckle bow
attached to the front of the pommel and stamped with a mark depicting a rooster. Another
broad bar set at 90 degrees to the knuckle bow and attached to the side of the pommel,
with a broad bar extending diagonally from its base to the upper portion of the knuckle
bow. Underside of guard stamped “DUPONT.”. Original leather-bound grip (worn), lacking
wire wrap. Curved 36″ single-edged blade with broad fuller extending to within 4 ½” of the
point. Blade pitted, with no discernable markings. The guard cleaned in European
fashion. From a large European collection of French Napoleonic era firearms and edged
weapons. Overall length 42 1/4″. No scabbard. The Chasseurs a’ Cheval were light
cavalry also trained to fight on foot.