French AN XII Vendemiaire General Officer Sword IUS-S-159

2313
Manufacturer: ARMORER
Availability:
Exists
szt.
Net Price: €163.35 / szt. €223.27 €200.92 / szt.

French AN XII Vendemiaire General Officer Sword

Item History and Description (IUS159) –

 

An exact replica of officer's sabre from first decade of 19th century.
In spite of the regulations, high ranking officers would invariably use their wealth and

influence to endow themselves with lavishly adorned swords with added and excess decoration

that would contort the regulations into meaninglessness.The regulations of the 1st Vendémiaire (Sept. 24, 1803) spelled out the guidelines for the AN XII General Officer’s swords to be used by the command staff of the Napoleonic Grande Armée.

 

Specifications:

 

Total length: 102,36 cm

Blade length: 83,82 cm

Weight with scabbard: 1.890 kg

 

 

This replica is of a sword that would likely have been worn at the hip of a division or brigade

general. It has an unsharpened blade of high carbon steel. The hilt is of brass adorned with the

symbols of status and Empire. The grip is of black-finished wood, etched with cross-hatching for

an improved grip.

 

The scabbard is of darkened steel with brass fittings.