This ia a very well balanced example of this famous pattern, made by a rare manufacturer, the Manufacture du Zhornof in the Bas-Rhin region. The Zornhoff manufacture was an off shoot of Klingenthal which helped to produce certain swords. It is fairly rare to find them.
The sword is in good overall condition with a very solid assembly. It is missing its original grip wire, but it could be easily replaced. The blade is in near pristine shape, with a speckle of pitting near the tip. It is a light sword, and the balance is truly enjoyable.
This sabre comes with a scabbard with a deep and even patina.
A great piece for collectors of French swords.