During Napoléons times this sabre of the French Infantry was very popular all over Europe. They say in 1812 the famous French emperor invented the tradition of Sabrage, a technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a saber for celebrating his victory of a battle. The sabre features a forged, unsharpened high-carbon steel blade. The hilt parts are cast of brass. The delivery includes the matching scabbards with brass fittings.