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French Napoleonic Cuirassier Sword - 1801 Pattern


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The French Model 1801 Cuirassier’s sword is a heavy cavalry saber with a straight blade, as the French favored the thrust over slashing or cutting. This replica weighs heavy, the substantial mass needed to accomplish a lance-type thrusting attack.

The distally tapered blade at the hilt and is double-fullered like the originals. Comes factory sharpened. Brass guard and pommel. Leather-wrapped grip with twisted wire wrap. Steel scabbard.

Overall Length: 109cm
Blade Length: 95cm
Blade Width: 3.5cm
Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 1.5kg
Edge: Sharp
Scabbard: Steel

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

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Living History
SKU: 501866

Stock Status: In stock

Excl. Tax: £283.33 Incl. Tax: £340.00

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Excl. Tax: £283.33 Incl. Tax: £340.00



Despite the waning effectiveness of plate armor against the increasing proficiency of firearms, the French cavalry in Napoleon’s army still wore cuirasses - Medieval-style breast and back plates - with mixed success. They were mildly useful for deflecting long-range musket and pistol fire (we emphasize “mildly”), but when combined with an ornate, gorgon-headed helmet that featured plumes and horse-tail hair, the Cuirassier’s battle dress created quite an imposing figure as he charged into the fray. Surviving accounts from British opponents attest to the petrifying spectacle of compact groups of Cuirassiers emerging from behind the French front lines.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Windlass
Product Use Living History
Edge Blunt - Sharpenable
Specification Overall Length: 109cm Blade Length: 95cm Blade Width: 3.5cm Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel Weight: 1.5kg Edge: Sharp


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