Swiss Infantry Briquet Saber Model 1842/52 - 01
Swiss Infantry Briquet Saber Model 1842/52, modeled after the French Infantry Briquette 1817.
Hilt is one-piece brass construction. No leather washer at the ricasso. Blade has mild to heavy pitting throughout. Guard is stamped with 73 on the left side. Unknown cartouche on the right side of the guard. Light surface marks throughout the guard. A name appears to have been engraved on the spine but it is illegible due to pitting.
Scabbard is blackened leather with a brass throat and tip protector. Tip protector is loose but still retained. Leather has light to mild cracks.
Model Saber 1842/52