Rare French Model 1816 Calvalry Saber. Spine marked “Manufactured by Imperial Châtellerault Arms Mod 1816 Cavalry 1829”. In 1829 Chatellerault employed 40 workers and only produced 6,000 of these. Much less than Klingenthal’s 60,000 per year during the Napoleonic Wars. The 31 3/4″ blade comes with no scabbard. Hallmark is barely visible on the side of the d-guard along with the number “904”. There are no signs of rust anywhere, however, the blade was nickel plated at some point in time. The hilt’s leather wrapped grip appears original but has suffered some loss.