Napoleonic period C.1780-90. Large proportions. The hilt with well modeled lion head pommel and integral back strap. Shell terminal quillon with back facing langets. The stirrup form knuckle bow with scalloped edges and struck inside with Lyon ( ) hallmarks. The grip wrapped in fine chevron pattern silver wire in the French taste. 30 3/4" broad and narrow fullered shallow curved blade with glossy brown patina evidently turned from blue. The hilt about excellent with sound tight complete grip wrap.