My modest collection of Napoleonic cavalry sabers. I love Empire period uniforms and utilitarian objects.
These are photographs of Napoleon war veterans made in 1956. These are actual people that fought with the man and probably saw him personally. I find the fact that we have photographs of them simply mindblowing.
Notice that n2 and n3 have the same model saber I own ,called Chasseurs A Cheval. One of the most elegant and copied by other armies designs.
The last guys with one eye, is a cavalier of Legion of Honour, he is wearing it on the photo. I have that medal in my collection.
Collection of 30+ photos is in Brown's Univ. archives.Edited by Medwed - 4/4/13 at 5:10pm