Hunting sword form, as purchased extensively for use in the streets in the emotionally charged years leading to the French Revolution. 20 ¼” broad and narrow fullered blade, the ricasso with a French inscription each side, perhaps a political statement or simply a traditional slogan. The fullers with a stag and boar. The decoration with a little wear overall. Fine silver wire wrapped spirally fluted ebony grip. Silver cross guard with “rainproof” cover below and radially fluted silver tang cap. The guard (slightly bent) with crisp maker’s mark and hallmark.