SOLD Antique 19th century An 1816 Pattern French Garde Nationale Sword Briquet
SOLD Antique 19th century An 1816 Pattern French infantry sword “Briquet" Garde Nationale circa 1830 A.D. Casts Solid brass stirrup hilt, with a grooved grip, a sturdy slightly curved single edged blade cut with a shallow fuller, etched on one side “Garde Nationale” and the other " Liberte Ordre Public ". Each surrounded by floral motifs. In its original leather scabbard mounted with a brass chape and locket with frog button.
CONDITION: In good condition, showing the age and usage, some minor oxidation spots on the blade.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 77.2 cm (30.39 inches). Overall length of the sword without the scabbard: 72.2 cm (28.43 inches).