The hilt with rococo shell motif to the cross guard. An ebony grip of Eastern European form with chisel decorated silver tang band, and double silver chain guard. Each side of the grip inlaid with a Cockerel, compote dish and crossed torches. 23 ¾” d.e. blade decorated in gold with leaping stag, radiant Sun face, Diana The Huntress, military trophy with cannon, foliage, and other themes. The blade with old, perhaps original preservative overall protecting the gold overlay with some loss to the right side middle. Finely made throughout, the silver with no visible marks. The blade of fine quality in exceptional preservation. Dating to the French Revolution, this example as with most hunting swords actually served as a sidearm for protection in the streets.