FRENCH ARTTILLERY SWORD CIRCA 1771
French naval and land artillery sword probably used by the French Army in America. In the book Battle Weapons of the American Revolution by George C.Neumann, publish in 1998 by Scurlock Publishing Co. Inc is a very similar sword, page 314 plate 33.SS. Double-edged blade is 18 ¾ (47 ½ cm) long and 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide. The sword has no markings. Overall length in the scabbard: 27½ inches (70cm). The brass mounted and leather covered wooden scabbard has remaining worm holes.
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