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Europe, Asia

Cleaver French soldier sapper

1 513 $
1810-1850 years
The original.
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1 513 $
Dating:1810-1850 years
The original.
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Общая длина: 923 мм.
Длина клинка: 735 мм.
Ширина клинка у пяты: 35 мм.


The blade is steel, slightly curved, single-edge, with one wide fuller on both sides. Combat end doesvery. The blade decorated with engraved ornaments on the plant and military subjects, it also bears the inscription "ROUSSET" (probably the name of the owner or master, decorating the blade). Background point, with traces of gilding. Under etched ornaments can be seen caused by the needle manufacturer's name of the blade probably the Royal manufactory at Chatellerault. Efes brass, consists of a massive hilt and curved crosses. The middle part of the handle is smooth, tapering to the center. The upper part of the handle is notched, made in the form of the head of a cock with open beak and tail; on top of the shank of the blade pulled by the screw. At the crossroads is a massive rectangular block with a relief image of a lion's head. Cross video with the endings in the form of stylized heads of dogs. Under the cross-hairs are massive strap. The scabbard is missing.


item is in good collectible condition. Traces of corrosion on the blade. Traces of existence on the hilt.


There are many varieties of this slicer because it was used until 1870. Ephesus can be cast, with a rooster with a raised tongue; the blade varies in strength and curvature, may have a saw-tooth sharpening, treated with bluing or have engraving gilded ornament, especially on instances for corporals of sappers, which, according to M. Botha (1968), wore cutlasses without scabbards. Such a cleaver with the head of the cock was also the engineers of the National guard, Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III. The latest instance was very lightweight. Perhaps it was the knife that was copied most often, as it is very appreciated by collectors. You need to check the casting quality of the hilt, traces of microplace, the quality of sawing teeth, some counterfeiters use the blade of a cleaver and cut his teeth on the butt. Also do not forget that the hatchets with cock head was also manufactured and used in countries bordering on France.

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