Superb Early 19th C. French First Empire Napoleonic Etat Major Sword (ID: es732)
Superb Early 19th C. French First Empire Napoleonic Etat Major Sword
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A fine example of an early 19th C. French Napoleonic sword. This exact type is pictured in Lhoste and Rhesek " Les Sabres Portees Par L'Armee Francaise" on page 131 and is described as a Saber of Etat Major officer.
This example remains in excellent condition with the original checkered grip scales, the depiction of Poseidon and the Three Graces on the scabbard, and the fasces on the crossguard. The original fire gilding remains in nearly 90% condition on the scabbard and the blade displays fine original age with no breaks or significant wear.
A fine original and untouched example.
Overall length is 39", blade is 33".