RARE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC 1st EMPIRE IMPERIAL GUARD INFANTRY SWORD:
In very good original condition. No scabbard. 29 5/8 inch overall length. Very good brass hilt bearing a pleasing age patina. Good wood grip retaining most of its original leather wrapping and some original wiring. Very good 24 inch blade with no visible markings. No nicks, dings… on the cutting edge. Some light oxidation and surface staining. Blade and hilt are perfectly tight together. A rare and desirable Napoleonic sword designed by Nicolas Noel Boutet in Versailles!
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