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Old 17th October 2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hello, thiw extremely long sword with an ottoman silver repousse scabbard, has a european blade which looks like a French blade of the Napoleonic date. On the back of the blade there is a date which look to me like 1823. MAybe is 1843?
Do you know what is the type and origin of the blade?
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Old 17th October 2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi Eftihis,
Blade profile looks to me like the French 1822 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre for Troopers/Officers. I see the date as 1823. There probably should be more script before the date giving the armoury where the blade was manufactured and possibly inspectors stamps at or near the ricasso.
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Old 17th October 2017, 08:07 PM   #3
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Hi
I'm very jealous you have always beautiful pistols and swords!
Norman is right, so is it a sword from the uprising?
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Old 17th October 2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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Perfectly spotted Norman!!! I agree.
Kubur, which uprising?
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Old 17th October 2017, 10:33 PM   #5
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Perfectly spotted Norman!!! I agree.
Kubur, which uprising?



Hi Jim,
The Greek Uprising also known as the Greek War of Independence 1821/29
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Old 18th October 2017, 06:38 AM   #6
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Hi Jim, as Norman said, I suspect Eftihis to be Greek and to collect Greek weapons...
Eftihis please look at Morea expedition, you will have the list of the French regiments sent to help the Greeks.
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