|1777 Sabre and its "fodder cord", the engraving on the scabbard might indicate an order from a non-commissioned officer|
One simple bar hilt with two rectangles strips or mumps to secure the sword with the scabbard.
Curved blade with flat back, counter-cutting edge and hollow sides, without any mark on the back fuller, stamped with the "lictor" state mark with the Phrygian cap (the lictor bundles are a very present symbol in the 1789 revolution), state mark for weapons during the revolutionary period from 1793 to 1799.
The blade is 85 cm long for 7 cm of curvature, 3.5 cm wide at the top.
The saber weighs 0.870 kg and 1.4 kg with scabbard, so it is less heavy than a year XI sabre ( see the AN XI saber from our collection )
|"Poinçon au Coq", rooster mark as a approving state mark from 1793 to 1799.|
|3Th Hussar by Herbert Knotel ©|
|Hilt very similar to the one designed by Nicolas Boutet |
for the Imperial Garde Horse Chasseur
|© Bugler from the Chasseurs à Cheval de la Garde des Consuls|
circa 1802 by P Benigni
|Wooden handle sheathed with a sheepskin of boiled veal, without markings.You can see the string under the sheepskin that surrounds the wooden spindle, probably beech.|
|7 Th Rgt Hussar|
|4 eme Hussard © P Benigni|
|Lictor marking state on the blade under the mump|
|Hussard and his 1776 pattern|
|Dutch Hussar in 1798 carrying a 1786 pattern sword with a "forage" leather cord |
par Van Der Tas, Queen Royal Collections ©
|4Th Hussar in 1804 by P Benigni ©|
|"forage" leather cord tied to the pitons de bélières|
|Back of the scabbard with the two fragile staples bounding the copper parts to the leather and wood|
|Hussards du 9 th Hussard foraging|
The tip of the scabbard, in the shape of an asymmetric lyre, does not show any major wear on our saber. Some think that advanced wear of the tip is a sign of authenticity, the term "saber dragger" is more to be taken figuratively than literally.
|The two mumps secure the sword with the scabbard © SabresEmpire|
|French Révolution soldiers in Venise, during the Italian campaign|
This saber by its extended battlefield life, through the First French Republic, under the Directory, Consulate and First Empire, is one of the most endearing combat sabres in a collection, because it wrote among the greatest parts of the Napoleonic adventure.
|7Th Bis Régiment of Hussar in Egypt|
|Trompette du Rgt|
|Dromedary Regiment troopers carrying a 1776 pattern sword|
|The rooster mark on the hilt branch|
|Some will be riding back to back, in order not to be surprised by the enemy!|