NICE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC 1ST EMPIRE OFFICER CHASSEUR CAVALRY SWORD:
In very good general condition. 100% authentic. 38 ½ inch overall length. Fine brass hilt retaining a good amount of its original silver finish. Very good grip showing some normal wear and retaining all of its original wiring. Fine to excellent 33 ¼ inch blade showing a nice engraved décor on both sides and retaining most of its original blue and gilt finish. No nicks, dings, etc. on the cutting edge. Blade and hilt are perfectly tight together. In its very good original one band steel scabbard with no throat piece and bearing a nice smooth age patina throughout. The brass band retaining some of the original silver finish as well. A classic, prestigious and very attractive French Napoleonic cavalry saber!
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