Excellent and rare French c.1800's gilt-brass senior officer's smallsword
A superb example of a French Napoleonic officer's smallsword. With typical lionshead pommel and extensive decoration to the fretted hilt guard. Retains original chain link knucklebow. The grip is made from mother-of-pearl and is complete with no damage. The blade is frost etched to half its length. Complete with its original leather and gilt brass scabbard. For more details of this type of sword see Les Epees Portes en France Des Origines a Nos Jours by Jean L'Hoste (pages 426-439).
Condition of the Smallsword
In excellent condition, particularly the hilt. Blade with light staining in places.
Specifications of the Smallsword
Blade length is 30.5 inches (36 inches overall).
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