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Napoleonic French Grenadier’s Briquet

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The Grenadier regiments of Emperor Napoleon were equipped with these short sabers. They were not regarded as effective weapons, but the elite troops liked them – probably as a status symbol akin to the sabers worn by the elite cavalry. These sabers found a secondary function as a camp tool for splitting firewood and today this short saber is a favorite blade for popping Champagne corks!

Made in India by Universal Swords, this reproduction Briquet saber is made from tempered high carbon steel with an all-brass hilt. The scabbard is of black leather with brass fittings.

Overall Length29 1/4''
Blade Length24''
Weight2 lb 5 oz
Width34.3 mm
Thickness5.9 mm - 4.9 mm
P.O.B.4 5/8''
Grip Length4''
Blade [EN9 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerUniversal Swords
Country of OriginIndia

2 reviews for Napoleonic French Grenadier’s Briquet

  1. Joannzapata

    French Briquet Sword way to heavy to use and grip is uncomfortable in hand. Decent sword but to it feels like swing an axe.

  2. PierreFusil

    A friend just bought one of these to use for Living History. I reccomended KoA as a reliable vendor. Unfortunately, the manufacturer totally blew it on the scabbard. The loop for attaching it to the Baudrier is on the WRONG side. It will never work like that. It’s fine if you don’t plan to use it as intended, otherwise the scabbard is worthless. Better budget for another $30 for a new scabbard if you buy this Sabre.

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