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1792-1794 French Revolutionary Period Masonic Officers Sword

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An extraordinary and gorgeous circa 1792 French Revolutionary Officers broadsword. This example is mounted with a gorgeous gilted hilt displaying very rare Masonic symbols. The French revolution was inspired by Freemasons and masonic symbols are prominently displayed in many French revolutionary period artifacts. One of the rarest examples is a sword with masonic symbolism. The blade is completely original to the hilt and to the leather handle, and have been together since the sowrd was carried in the early 1790s. The blade is very wide and in very fine condition for its age, with blue and gold decoration on both sides running nearly halfway towards the point. The sword is completely tight with no shaking at all. A wonderful and rare addition to any collection. See Lhoste & Resek pg 357 for a nearly identical example with a masonic hilt (#678). Overall 36". Blade is 30" width is nearly 2".

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