Classic example of the type which evolved at the end of the century during the turmoil which spread throughout Europe as the result of the French Revolution. Blackened iron hilt with scalloped edge oval guard set with faceted studs. The grip, knuckle bow and pommel modeled with relief lattice. 31 ¾” hollow face triangular blade in its red velvet blade seat. Excellent preservation with slightest haze of age patina over the bright surface of the blade. Classic for the period with a substantial fighting blade for protection in the streets as was needed during that period.