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French Briquet Short Sword


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Excelling as a close-quarters and melee weapon, the slightly upswept blade could be used for slashing, but because of its length and thickness it was also an excellent stabbing weapon. Napoleon’s infantry units, artillery, grenadiers, NCO’s and corporals traipsed much of Europe with this shiny cohort at their sides.

This sword wasn’t always involved with grisly work, it was also used as a field tool. And after a victory, it was perfect for opening Champagne bottles! Distally tapered, it comes from the factory sharpened and includes leather scabbard with brass throat and chape.

Overall Length: 69cm
Blade Length: 54cm
Blade Width: 3.3cm
Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 1.1kg
Edge: Sharp

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 501867

Stock Status: In stock

Excl. Tax: £179.17 Incl. Tax: £215.00

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Excl. Tax: £179.17 Incl. Tax: £215.00



This short saber was introduced in 1767, preceding the French Revolution, as a replacement for heavier and cumbersome swords like the fusilier’s ēpēe. It was instantly derided for its modest dimensions and nicknamed “Briquet” (”fire lighter”) and the name stuck and became official in 1806.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Windlass
Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Sharp
Specification Overall Length: 69cm Blade Length: 54cm Blade Width: 3.3cm Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel Weight: 1.1kg Edge: Sharp


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