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Sabres: Infantry Officers' Imperial militia battalion Pattern 1806 Sabre (Fig. 32, 33)


The blade is steel, slightly curved, single-edged, featuring one wide fuller. The hilt comprises a grip with pommel and a guard. The grip is wood, covered in leather, crossed by transverse grooves, bound in the grooves with twisted wire. The guard is a four-facet cross-guard piece transformed at a right angle into a knuckle bow, joined at its upper end with a pommel.

Upon the cross-guard's middle outside part an oval langet rides, embossed with an "A1" cypher beneath a crown.

The scabbard is leather, no metal mount. The scabbard's upper part features a metal hook for suspension in the belt's frog.

Overall length is about 920 mm, the blade's length is about 790 mm, the blade's width - about 30 mm, mass - circa 1200 gr.

The sword was carried as regulation weapon by the officers of the imperial militia battalion since 1806 (the battalion's formation) through 1811 (renamed the Life Guard's Finland regiment) was later replaced by the infantry sword.


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