FRENCH OFFICER'S SWORD. FRENCH REVOLUTION PERIOD, C.1790
About the piece
Brass hilt with thickened edge boat form guard, expanded cross guard and plumed helmet form pommel. Fine copper wire wrapped grip with turban knot terminals. 34", concave faced triangular section blade, just about as long as we have encountered for these, bright with some minor speckles only. Hilt excellent and tight with good patina and remnants of gold in protected places.