French Briquet saber. Short grenadier saber from time of Napoleonic French empire.
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The Grenadier regiments of Emperor Napoleon were equipped with these short sabers. They were not regarded as effective weapons, but the elite troops liked them - probably as a status symbol akin to the sabers worn by the elite cavalry. These sabers found a secondary function as a camp tool for splitting firewood and today this short saber is a favorite blade for popping Champagne corks!
The reproduction Briquet saber is made from tempered high carbon steel with an all-brass hilt.
The scabbard is of black leather with brass fittings.
Steel: Tempered EN9 High Carbon Steel.
Overall Length 29 1/4".
P.O.B.: 4 5/8".
Grip Length: 4".
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz.
French swords and sabers.