German, late 18th century of rapier proportions with 34 1/8" flattened diamond section blade with remnants of its original leather blade seat. Blued iron hilt with straight quillons, boat form guard, and spirally fluted grip, retaining considerable original blue throughout. Original ladder stitched leather scabbard worn at the tip but remarkably preserved for its age. Large fighting proportions for an officer of exceptional stature. Dating to the Napoleonic Wars. From the collection of the Counts von Geich at Schloss Thurnau, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany.