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    Help identifying Possible French Artillery Sabre New aquisition

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    She sure is an enigma to me at this point .
    She definitely feels characteristically French
    Light ,Well balanced ,beautiful distal taper , etc etc
    A few things though that ive yet to experience in a French saber
    1. absolutley no makers marks whatsoever .Not on the spine ,guard ,or ricasso area .
    2. She's looooong measuring in at a lengthy 39 3/4 inches overall ,with a blade length of 35 inches .
    Anybody ever seen or have experience with this beaut ?
    Im wondering if she's possibly German made

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    Red face Handle and guard

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    Here is a handle and guard shot
    thanks

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    Hello,
    Send a few photo of the handle from different views, just to determine it is original or not.
    V

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    some more photos
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    Last edited by B.Evans; 02-17-2018 at 11:49 PM.

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    Also it feels very French to my hands . Weight and balance wise .Another thing worth mention is the service sharpen is also very much what ive come to know as French .
    I posses around 7 or so French sabres of various models and with exception to the 1882 all of the service sharpening feels spot on the same .This example falls right into formation with the rest ... I just cannot find anything anywhere about one as long as this one is . I kind of am leaning towards 1790 CAV/Hussar/Hourse Artillery/
    However it just irks me to be guessing
    Thanks for any help
    Bufford

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    Gentlemen I have a brass hilt P guard from the 1810/1815 time frame marked to Peter Knecht. Perhaps these are part of the P guard cutlasses used for a time early in 19th. Yours appears to have an Austrian type spooned knucklebow. Eric
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    IMHO the handle is original, and the blade is from the end of 18th, beginning 19th century, It is similar to the Austrian hussar blade from that period, but the brass handle is for sure not Austrian.
    Could be some German small State weapon, lot of them existed around that time.
    What is the blade width exactly? Is it around 36mm?
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    Thanks for all of the great input guys
    The blade at ricasso is 1 1/4 inch or 31.75 mm
    And at foible 1 inch or 25.4 mm
    In my mind from all I know about the sabre is that blades that are 35 inches or 889 mm in length and curved in this manner are generally speaking Hussar in nature . The individual that sold me the sabre believed it was a artillery . Now where he got that or how he came up with that is anyone’s guess . However I must say that the guy does sell quite a few different examples of original era Sabres .
    Still scratching head on this one ��

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    As far as French sabres go, I have seen a few full brass cavalry ones, but the stirrup hilt tells me this isn't French as this wasn't a popular pattern in there. Usually, horse artillery would carry light cavalry blades like the 1792.

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    I’m starting to lean twards early British or German State

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