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Sabres: Navy officers pattern 1811 Sabre (Fig. 36, 37 )

The blade is steel, curved, single-edged, featuring one wide fuller. The (spear) point end is double-edged.

The hilt comprises a grip ending in a pommel and a guard. The grip is wood, covered in leather, featuring transverse grooves, bound in the grooves with twisted wire. The grip's back is surmounted by a metal back piece. The grip's pommel is shaped into a ball. The guard is made up by a knuckle bow, two side bars, branching off it and a cross-guard piece (cartouche), reinforced by the arched-out side bows, going into it.

On either side the cross-guard is surmounted by flat sexagonal ecus sons. The cross-guard quillon's tip is slightly curved down and curled.

The scabbard is wood, bound in leather. The gilt metal mount is two-piece - a locket fitted with a frog button for suspension in the baldric's frog and a chape ending in a shoe.

Overall length is about 970 mm, the blade's length is about 830 mm, the blade's width is downwards of 31 mm, the blade curvature averages 60/350 mm, the mass is below 1,300 gr.

The sabre was carried as regulation weapon by the Navy officers and the Guard's equipage officers in 1811-1855.

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