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This French light cavalry officer's sword dates ca 1790-1800. Brass hilt is of a classic French form. 82 cm-long blade has acquired a nice patina. Blade has a 21 cm-long false edge. The sword is very hefty, at 756 grams. It is a "bataille"-quality sword of the type carried by French Napoleonic Cavalerie Legere and Hussar officers in the late 18th-early 19th centuries.