Brass hilt of briquette form shows superficial bruises from use. 21 5/8" very broad s.e. blade with long false edge. The back inscribed Devauc Souibisseur de la ecole royale militaire place des trois armis au dieu mars au paris. Blade gray/brown with a little mottled oxidation. The right side with a maker's mark of a fascine. The mark crisp and of early form. The inscription well executed. Evidently Napoleonic and one of a kind in our experience.