The French Naval Officers' Sword Model 1837

 

By Jean BINCK

 

 

 

 

 

The Historical context

 

The French Navy after the Napoleonic wars

 

 

Focusing on an early issue of the

French Model 1837

Naval Officers' sword

 

 

 

 

Evolution of the pattern

 

Sources:

 

ARIES Ch. – Armes Blanches Militaires Françaises – Fasc.2, France 1968.

 

BASTIE J-P & CASANOVA D. – Les armes de la Royale – Ed. du Portail, France 1993

 

CASANOVA D. – Le sabre d’officier de marine Mle 1837 – Tradition Magazine n° 111, France 1996

 

DE CLERCQ M. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Recueil des traités de la France 1808-1815 – Paris France 1880.

 

DE LA GRAVIERE Jurien – Souvenirs d’un Amiral – Paris France 1872. (memoirs of the Vice-Admiral Jurien de la Gravière, French naval officer from 1793 to 1848)

 

LHOSTE J. & RESEK P. – Les sabres portés par l’armée française – Ed. du Portail, France 2001

 

RASO M. – Les sabres d’officiers de marine – Gazette des Armes n° 236, France 1993

 

ROYAL ARMY MUSEUM in Brussel – (items displayed) – Belgium

 

 

 

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