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Small proportions and type sometimes referred to as a “court sword” as they were worn for formal and social occasions where political views, temper and commitment sometimes led to bloodshed. 27 ¼” diamond section blade, originally blued and gilt the first half, now mostly lacking. Original cloth blade seat. Brass hilt, originally gilt with fluted rococo motif to the shell guard, knuckle bow and pommel.   The hilt with uniform dark patina. The blade crisp with a few small spots raised oxidation, easily polished out. Dating to the last quarter of the 18th century and the turbulent politics which led to the American Revolution and French Revolution.

Stock Number: B8422

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