SABER of the King's Bodyguards, model 1815
Gold, shagreen, steel, brass
Long. total: 107; Long. blade: 92 cm
Gilded brass frame.
Long crown tail, ovoid with small dome serving as a riveting button.
Three secondary branches start from the top of the joining arch.
Macaron cut out with the crowned Coat of Arms of France on a background of flags and branches of oak and laurel, attached to the secondary branches.
Wooden handle covered with shagreen, filigree with twisted brass and copper wires.
Quillon cut into fleur-de-lys and punched.
Blade with hollow side, marked on one side: “GARDES DU CORPS DU ROI” framed by two fleurs-de-lys and a trophy, the second side features a sun, the crowned Arms of France and a trophy.
The back of the blade is signed: “Manufacture Royale de Klingenthal Coulaux Frères”.
Sheet steel scabbard, marked: “VAISSETE 1820”, two bail rings, cap engraved with golden acanthus leaves.
Wrist strap with ragged sides in gold thread.
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