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Spaffo 1st November 2017 09:33 PM

Klingenthal Coulaux Sword
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I just got this French sword at a local antique shop. It's a double-fullered 36.5" blade, 43" overall. Does the inscription indicate it's a Coulaux-made sword from the 1856-1870 period, or is it later. No scabbard and no date I could find. Not my field of expertise. Thanks, as always.

Spaffo 2nd November 2017 01:18 AM

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Here are a few more pics. I meant "Klingenthal".

corrado26 2nd November 2017 07:22 AM

You have a French "sabre d'officier de Carabiniers M 1854", made by Coulaux Frères à Klingenthal

Spaffo 2nd November 2017 07:28 PM

Thanks Corrado. Am I correct in thinking it was made 1856-1870, after they took over the factory and before the Germans took the town? I'm basing that on the "Manu de Klingenthal Coulaux er Cie" inscription.

corrado26 3rd November 2017 11:33 AM

yes, you are right. Your sabre has been made by Coulaux at Klingenthal before the Franco/German War of 1870/71.

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