Folding Guard 18th Century French Infantry
Officer's Sword, sold
A scarce late 18C folding guard French infantry officer's sword
in good condition.
This sword was once held by an infantry officer of the French 1st
Republic, and it is scarce going on rare. What is more, the folding
guard section is in very good order, which makes it even rarer.
The 72 cm blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt in good shape and
very sound; the folding guard mechanism in good working order. The
leather and twisted grip wire bindings in good order, a few worm
holes to add to the authenticity! A very nice sword from a very
turbulent time in France, to say the least. You don't see many of
them, so invest quick. Further / full sized pictures available upon
request. Please quote item reference: A88 (512)