An excellent French Napoleonic Garde de Bataille Mounted Grenadier Officer's Sword. This Imperial French mounted grenadier officer's sword is complete with its original scabbard. With distinctive brass, fan-shaped hilt and flaming grenade badge inset into the hilt. Squared pommel with engraved floral decoration. Grip is leather bound with brass twistwire. This sword is one of the most sought after for the collector of French Napoleonic swords and especially so in this condition and complete with original scabbard.
French Napoleonic Garde de Bataille Sword - blade with extensive decoration
This Garde de Bataille sword has an attractive hilt style that typifies the neo-classical decorative influences that were prevalent in French military sword design in the late-18th and early 19th century. Blade is extensively decorated with etched motifs, including stands of arms, scrolling foliage and martial trophies. Complete with its original brass and leather mounted scabbard. In very good condition for its age. There are traces of the original blue and gilt decoration to the blade. Blade length is 33 inches (40 inches overall).
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