Napoleonic period, C.1800-15. Typical form with reeded edge flat boat shaped guard, slightly recurved in section. Rectangular section cross guard and knuckle bow. Plumed helmet form pommel. Silver wire wrapped grip. The hilt elements heavily overlaid in silver virtually 100% intact. 27” triangular blade with Rouen maker’s name and scrolling decoration. A family blade dating a generation or two earlier, remounted for continuity of the military tradition. Type specifically identified with Napoleon’s officers, of which silvered examples are very rarely encountered.