France Glaive d'Infanterie, modèle 1831
In an excellent condition a French m1831 short sword
The model 1831 sword is a French infantry sword. It was adopted in 1831 to replace the old lighter sword, and quickly gained its name of "cabbage cutter" (Coupe-Choux)
A full brass grip with 26 ribs and on the quillon 5 circles on either side
The sword has a two-sided cutting blade and is in perfect condition. numbered on the quillon 5248. On the ricasso marked two crossing swords with the letter P. And a B in a circle would be inspector Joseph Bisch which is an inspector from the weapons factory in Chatellerault Klingenthal, which would date the sword to the 1830's. Otherside of the Ricasso dated Talabotts 1832 over Paris. On the quillon marked N in a circle.
Black leather scabbard with brass fittings, leather and stiching are in perfect condition.