French 1854 Imperial Guard Infantry Sidearm – 58


Brass one piece grip, crossguard and pommel.  Underside of crossguard marked with two inspection stamps plus no 36.  Unusual Gladius type blade with a long central fuller on both sides of the blade.  Ricasso marked Mre IMPale Chatl  8br 1898 plus inspection stamps crown over m and an ‘s’ The other with Troupes a’pied Mle 1831 plus inspection stamps g or 6 or 9. ( Manufactured at Imperial factory Chatellerault October 1898. Troops of Foot model 1831 modified in 1852 ) In itsBrass mounted black leather scabbard. Locket with number 423 under inspection Stamps.  Length 643mm Blade 490mm Fuller 413mm.

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