The Napoleonic AN XII Dragoon Sword was introduced in 1805, and this sword replaced the less attractive AN IV Dragoon sword with its flat hilt design. The four-bar brass hilt adopted at this time was the same as the Cuirassier. This replica has a black grip with a brass ferrule. The leather scabbard is mounted with brass hardware. The ball at the end of the chape was typical of the Dragoons. The blade is high carbon spring steel and well fulled like that of the originals. In addition the back of the blade is etched with arsenal markings and there are also inspector markings stamped on both the blade and the hilt as per the originals.