Broadsword of The Tesse Dragon Regiment Apr 13, 2015 23:24:49 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Apr 13, 2015 23:24:49 GMT
FORTE-ÉPÉE DU RÉGIMENT DE TESSÉ-DRAGONS, VERS 1684
Editor's Note: Text below translated by Google Translate from the original French text.
This sword is part of the first regulatory weapons system established under Louis XIV. At that time, the colonels own regiments whose king pays part of the interview. The power means that the units are complete and properly armed. The adoption of regulatory weapons provides weapons of sufficient quality, at an average cost. This standardization led by Le Tellier and Louvois, is accompanied by an administrative centralization and enhanced controls.
This type of sword in use among riders and dragons, is described in a letter dated Louvois 1679. Accompanied by an infantry sword and grenadier saber, it is the first weapon system French regulations. It is provided with a cast brass handle with hollow rocket propeller which replaces that of wood covered with wire. This mount (visual 2) shakes gunsmiths use and allows easy multiplication by a labor cheap. The blade, double-edged and central ridge, is characteristic of early French productions, Saint-Etienne or Franche-Comté. The length of the cavalry sword blade is fixed in 1676 to 89.4 cm. These dragon are about 85 cm for too long, they would be cumbersome for combat on foot they sometimes lead. Registration REGT OF TESSE DRAGGONS possible to date precisely the weapon. This regiment, raised in 1674, changing its name in 1684; it was therefore produced between 1680 and 1684.
Dating: Towards 1684
Materials: steel, brass
Techniques: Forged melted
Place of creation: St. Stephen
Inventory No: 998328
Location in the museum (name room, No. showcase): Modern Department - CIRCAR7