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Old 1st November 2017, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Klingenthal Coulaux Sword

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.
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Old 2nd November 2017, 02:18 AM   #2
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Here are a few more pics. I meant "Klingenthal".
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Old 2nd November 2017, 08:22 AM   #3
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You have a French "sabre d'officier de Carabiniers M 1854", made by Coulaux Frères à Klingenthal
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Old 2nd November 2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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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.
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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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