RARE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC 1st EMPIRE IMPERIAL GUARD SAPEUR AXE:
In very good original condition. 100% authentic. 24 ½ inch overall length. 8 1/8th inch wide. Very good metal showing a nice untouched patina and some very fine oxidation in areas. Original brass N riveted on one side. Top swivel broken off (see photos). Very good original wood staff with brass fitting with original ring. A rare and very attractive most likely Imperial Guard grade Napoleonic axe!
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