Antique French Hussar Sword, 18th Century
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Antique late 18th century pre Napoleonic French revolution Period 1789-1792 French Hussar sword. Details: A slightly curved, broad fullered single ï¿½edged blade finely engraved and gold gild on one side with martial trophies of banners, drums, lances, cannons, trumpet and panels of foliage; the other side of the blade is engraved and gilded with the Fleur De Lys among foliage. A brass stirrup hilt of typical eastern European hussar form with diamond shaped langets, and a back-strap decorated on the top by chevron ornament near the almond shaped flat pommel, with its original leather-covered ribbed wooden grip.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 81.5 cm (32 1/8 in)
CONDITION: the sword is in good condition considering its age, over 200 years old, with minor wear.
REFERENCES: a) "Les Armes Blamches De La Revolution" by JEAN-Pierre Martin. b) "Armes Blanches" by Jeaan Lhoste & Jean- Jacques Buigne.
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- 18th century
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