The Royal household musketeers received, probably in 1662 a new saber, on Choiseul minister's order. IT was made after the Gendarmes weapon, and replaced the old Epee forte à la mousquetaire.
The two companies will get the same saber, in different colors. The first company has a gilded saber, and the second one a silvered one.
The length of the saber is 112 cm (blade 92cm), its weight is 1,470kg.