Welcome to my Napoleonic Swords Collection




A tribute to Napoléon Imperial Guard ©



My personal collection presents a large selection of french and british sabers or swords from the Napoleonic period.
Some of these weapons may have fought against each others on a battlefield!
You will find also some swords from the XVIIIe century during the  Seven Year War, and sabers used along the XIXe century during the US Civil war, the Crimean war, the Franco-Prussian war, and colonial wars or conflicts.

From ancient times the sword has represented power, justice and a fight against evil ! It Is both magical and deadly.

The sword has influenced the outcome of great moments in history, inspired famous myths and legends…and the skills of its makers has turned it into an object of desire

Today they are many reminders of our sword fighting past…we shake hands to show we are not armed…a gentleman escorts the lady by the right arm to leave his sword free on his left…with a touch of a sword  a man is knighted…with the break of his own sword a man is disgraced…an all army was surrendered by the giving up of a single sword !

The sword has ritually been sacrificed to the the gods in order to invoke their protections.

The blacksmith swordmakers manipulated the four éléments…fire, water, earth, air and become enpowered by the gods to manipulate the fifth élément…magic





Officer Chasseur à Cheval sword from Napoléon Imperial Guard ©



Hark! now the Drums beat up again,
For all true Soldiers Gentlemen,
Then let us list, and march I say,
Over the Hills and far away;

Over the Hills and o'er the Main,
To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
King George commands, and we'll obey,
Over the Hills and far away.

All Gentlemen that have a Mind,
To serve the King that's good and kind;
Come list and enter into Pay,
Then o'er the Hills and far away;

Here's Forty Shillings on the Drum,
For those that Volunteers do come,
With Shirts, and Cloaths, and present Pay,
When o'er the Hills and far away;



Mounted Grenadier Saber from Napoléon Imperial Guard ©



I thought I heard the Colonel crying
March brave boys there's no denying
Cannons roaring - drums abeating
March brave boys there's no retreating
Love Farewell

If I should fall in far off battle
Cannons roar and rifles rattle
Thoughts fly homeward - words unspoken
Valiant hearts are oftimes broken
Love Farewell

Will you go or will you tarry
Will you wait or will you marry
Would this moment last for ever
Kiss me now and leave me never
Love Farewell

I thought I heard the Colonel crying
March brave boys there's no denying
Cannons roaring - drums abeating
March brave boys there's no retreating
Love Farewell

Oh Judy should I die in glory
In the Times you'll read my story
But I'm so bothered by your charms
I'd rather die within your arms
Love Farewell








To Adrian




This site is dedicated to the memory of immortals that marched down that glory road




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