Napoleonic French Army General's Epee Sword,
In good overall condition, a rare Napoleonic French Army General's
Blue & Gilt Etched Epee Sword.
With an old inventory / auction label in French stating this to
be very similar to the sword carried by General
Rapp (the aide-de-campe to Napoleon); it is not Rapp's sword
but gives you an idea of the likely standing of the French general
that once owned it, whoever it was.
The 31 1/8 inch colichemarde blue and gilt etched blade is in good
condition, the etching a little worn / fade and some patina towards
the point, but firm still in the hilt. The hilt retaining much gilt
is in good condition, as is the fluted mother of pearl grip. The
fishskin covered scabbard has some losses, wear and taped repairs
but is sound; the gilt fittings still good. The sword sheaves and
We bought this from a man who did house clearances, found this
and five other swords 16 years beforehand in the attic of a deceased
gentleman and kept them until he sold them to us. So we are unable
to identify the origin of the labels and / or history. The labels
looks to be circa 1970's or 80's.
A very nice, well above average example of a rare sword. A bargain
at just £1200. Please quote item reference number AF44. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1106-101x17x17