18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword (ID: e83)
18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword
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A gorgeous mid 18th C. French gold inlaid smallsword. This example has very finely chiseled and pierced steel hilt overlaid with gold in a very pattern. The blade is a heavy earlier fighting blade, and is quite heavy and not the normal lighter hollowground style of blade found on these. Condition is nearly perfect, with almost all of the gold overlay in excellent condition as well as the blade is in fine condition with the original etchings near the ricasso. Overall length is 38", blade is 32".