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Napoleonic French Epee General de la Justice, Sold

In good condition, a rare Napoleonic French Epee General de la Justice aux Armees Imperiales with battle honours to the blue and gilt etched blade.

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Sold Item Notice

The army Justices ensured the rule of Napoleonic French law. This very rare example has a battle honour on the blade "Bataille de Marengo" (the Battle of Marengo), a decisive French victory in 1800. The general probably was a front line officer at that battle but moved to a justice roll either through age or injury, but that is speculation. He may have been a judge or lawyer before joining the army. Because of the battle honour, it may be possible to identify him.

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The 31 1/4 inch blade has good but worn / feint amounts of blue and gilt etch remaining, plus is firm in the hilt. The hilt with some gilt remaining is in good condition. The grip is good but has some gapping between strands. The leather and gilt metal scabbard is good but with some kinks that prevent it holding rigid horizontally and is splitting down the back seam. The epee sheathes and draws well.

This is such a rare sword and with research potential. Under priced at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF45 (1108). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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