Dating to the period of military activity which led to the end of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795. The brass hilt, originally gilt, included a cross guard with Polish eagle terminals flanking an exuberant rococo shell motif. The sharkskin grip is mounted with three studs to the right for finger positioning. The 22” curved broad fullered blade has a rudimentary clipped point and long false edge in the Eastern taste. It is decorated with Man in the Moon, stars and military motifs.