This sabre is a replica of originals that were used by the light infantry of Napoleon (Cavalerie Legere AN XI") in his Grand Armée. This type of sabre was widely used and is one of the first sabres with three side rings. The AN XI sabre is designed during the great modernization of the French Army. Before this type of sabre was developed, the light cavalry used a more Hussar type of sabre. From 1803 onwards this type of sabre was used by all infantrymen, except for the stubborn Hussars who still preferred to keep using the Hussar sabre.
Material: 1055 spring steel hardness 48-50 HRC
Total length: 100 cm
Blade length: 86,5cm
Grip length: approx. 10 cm
Point of balance: approx. 19,5 cm below the cross-guard
Construction: full tang
Weight: 1068 g
Based on historical original
Shipping weight: 3 kg
This item is handmade in a limited amount. Each item is unique. Finish and sizes can slightly vary.
This item is semi-sharp and made for decorative use. For a surcharge it can be sharpened razor sharp. When you use the sharpening service, the warranty only accounts for transport damage. When using the sharpening service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks longer.
For a surcharge of â‚¬70,00 the sword can be made blunt (2,5-3 mm). Please note: when using the bluntening service the warranty only accounts for transport damage. If you wish to use this service, please contact us or use the last step in the shopping cart (order comment). When using the blunting service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks longer
This item is not sold to customers under 18. Click here for more information on the European arms act.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.