French Dragons. Officer Sabre Sword Model 1883 With Amazing Imperial Handle
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French Dragons. Officer Sabre Sword Model 1883 With Amazing Imperial Handle:
Sword model 1882 for the French cavalry officers.
This one has a 92,5 cm blade, so for a French dragon officer (95 cm for cuirassiers and 87 cm for light cavalry).
Very good condition for all parts (blade, scabard etc...).
This model has an amazing handle made in copper and with the same design than the French heavy cavalry from the 1st Empire.
The handle is complete with its twisted brass wire.
I join a photo showing a French well known gendarmerie officer (commandant Bucquoy, when he was Lieutnant), wearing a sword with the same kind of handle.
This kind of sabre were build buy the private industry for rich officers, and was used from 1882 to the bigining of WW1.
Extremly rare to find !!
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