European Swords


A personal web page dedicated to the European swords and sword makers


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French Naval Officers’ sword Model 1837


Le sabre français Mle 1822 de cavalerie de ligne dit “Bancal”: un mauvais procès?


Swords & Art Nouveau: The French Model 1896 Cavalry Officer’s sword


The Schiavona, a 17th century masterpiece


A strange British sword


The Italian improved handle (Italian cavalry officer’s sword M1873)


A brief history of the French Manufactory of Klingenthal

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A brief history of the French Manufactory of Châtellerault




Last updated July, 2003


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