Category: french

Belgian or French Folding Sword The ivory han…

Belgian or French Folding Sword

The ivory handle with a steel thumb release, the blade swinging to an open blade leaving a guard, signed blade, 53 cm high when open. 

Made by Gilson. I can’t make out the city name.

Belgian and French Folding Swords

Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

victoriansword: Pablo Picasso appears to be h…

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Pablo Picasso appears to be holding a French Mle. 1833 Cutlass:

Before and after photos of a Napoleonic French…

Before and after photos of a Napoleonic French Cuirassier’s Sword restored by Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland.

victoriansword: French “Pistolet d’arçon mo…

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French “Pistolet d’arçon modèle 1822 T Bis”, Model 1854 Cuirassier Officer’s Sword, and a cuirassier’s breastplate, 19th Century.

Deluxe Cavalry Officer’s Sabre of the Imperial…

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Deluxe Cavalry Officer’s Sabre of the Imperial Guard, French, 19th Century

victoriansword: A Gilt Brass-Hilted European…

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A Gilt Brass-Hilted European Officer’s Sword, 18th Century

Hilt probably French, early 18th century, blade Italian, 16th century [I doubt it]. Straight 36 inch blade of stiff hexagonal section with 8 inch fuller marked on both sides Frederico Pichinino; side flats etched with scrollwork and panoplies on a gilt ground; heavy ricasso etched with strapwork. Gilt brass baskethilt comprising quillon block flaring to the ricasso, the sides with fleur-de-lys finials; thumb ring; straight quillons swelling at the tips; elaborate basket form of gracefully scrolling branches, the front branches apparently forming the letter M; knucklebow attached to the ovoid pommel with a screw. Grip bound with robust, plaited gilt brass wire. 

Not British or Victorian, but whatever!

Joyeux Apéritif – A Happy Apéritif

Joyeux Apéritif – A Happy Apéritif

Photo série by A. Bergeret, published on postcards.

Cuirassier Sword compared to Estoc

Cuirassier Sword compared to Estoc

victoriansword: 24e bataillon de chasseurs …

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24e bataillon de chasseurs alpins