French Drum-Major saber, circa Second Empire

Articles par à Août 6, 2017 dans Saber, Slider

French Drum-Major saber, circa Second Empire

French Drum-Major pattern 1822 saber, circa Présidence/Second Empire (1852).

All ciseled brass mounting.

« Pistol » grip with short pommel, engraved with laurels and flowers on the lower part and a big lion head on top.

Black horn wired grip and large « cross » guard, ornate in the middle with a separate Imperial eagle, mounted on flags.

White curved blade (81 cm), engraved on back : Manuf re R le de Klingenthal 1834.

All deeply engraved and ciseled scabbard, divided in four sections. The upper one is ornate with the Drum-Major attributes : the bear cap, the canes and of course a large drum on two horns. On each sides, two long suspending hooks (some worn on each one). The three lower sections are engraved with palms and laurels. The tip of the scabbard with an heavy element fixed with a screw on the upper side.

(Saber in excellent conditions, only with some gold on deeper parts of the engravings and under throat and tip pièces. some very light movement on the pommel)

Price : 5 100 Euros.