The guard, quillon block, grip and pommel all formed as strung faceted beads flanked by twisted thread or cord, all of silver with the voids pierced. The knuckle bow matching in lower relief proportional to its thickness. The treatment in the latest taste, made to glitter by candle light in social events. The guard of most unusual asymmetry. The right guard is unusually large and the left nearly rudimentary to maximize comfort when worn. During the French Revolution, wearing the sword was essential at all times. The 32 5/8” blade retains its bright gilt and blued decoration. Its scabbard is black leather with silvered brass mounts.