The saber Briquet, is a short saber (in front of the saber of cavalry) denominated by collectors m1806, by its year of introduction in the Napoleonic army.
"El Briquet" like other white arms of the time, has its origin in the beginnings of the French Revolution. It is an infantry saber used by the Napoleonic troops: Infantry, Grenadiers and Artillery
TheThe main users were: non-commissioned officers, corporals and corporals of the elite troops, such as the imperial guard, grenadiers, hunters, etc. Despite its utilitarian and decorative aspect, it was an effective and dangerous weapon
Of secondary type and of last resort, it was very useful in case of being immersed in melee without having a bayonet fixed to the rifle. For example, it supposed a safe conduct of salvation for every servant of an artillery crew that was attacked during the handling of the guns, and that for its mission could not carry rifles.