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Old 6th December 2017, 03:47 PM   #1
Jon MB
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Default French Boarding Cutlass or Briquet?

Hi Folks,

Found this cheap in a market, came with a carpet. My guess is a Napoleonic era boarding cutlass. Nice balance, like a short cavalry sabre, a keeper.

I am assuming French, (Russian?)

No makers marks present that I can see.

There are pattern weld effects at points along the blade, I don't know if that's what it is or if this is old corrosion. Very slight looseness of blade in hilt. -Klingenthal blade?

scabbard ok, chape has come off (seller helpfully/unhelpfully taped it back on when my back was turned). Just as a comment on how absurd life can be, it was $50..

Any pointers as to what it might be much appreciated.


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