Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 8721. A rare Napoleonic period French Cuirassier's heavy Cavalry sword circa 1808-1815. A fabulous cavalry sword of the Napoleonic period, this pattern sword was originally carried by the tall and fierce Cuirassiers of Napoléon's Grand Armee and was the same pattern cavalry sword carried throughout the Napoleonic Peninsular campaigns as well as before and during the battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Complete in its original steel scabbard with two hanging rings. The hilt stamped on the brass guard with a C* in a circular cartouche and the word "VERSAILLES" The 37 inch spear pointed blade with various military markings including CM, AR and the Fasces surmounted by the Phrygian cap or Liberty cap mark of the French revolutionary era. (During the French Revolution, this image was often used in conjunction with other symbols. Though seen throughout the French Revolution, perhaps the most well known reincarnation of the fasces is the Fasces surmounted by a Phrygian cap. This image symbolizes the power of the liberated people by placing the Liberty Cap on top of the classical symbol of power, the Fasces). There are no date markings to the back edge as this blade as it probably pre-dates when date marks first started to appear. A highly desirable and rare sword. One small piece of the grip wire is missing, otherwise in very good condition with its original leather grip binding. Overall length in scabbard is 46 inches. Ref 8721.If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.