Finely pierced symmetrical thickened edge shell guards. Faceted grip, knuckle bow and olive form pommel all dices en suite with the guard. The lower grip ferrule hallmarked both sides. 29 3/4” hollow faced triangular blade gilt and blued, the first third in foliate motifs. The gold virtually complete and the blue with rich original color. Hilt excellent. Dating to the turbulent years of the American and French Revolutions when every man was armed in the streets. This weapon armed a man of means and position.