SOLD – 1767 French General Staff Smallsword

This sword is of the 1767 pattern, one of the first official pattern for officers of the French army. Based on the blade length (81 cm) as well as the gilt and richness of the fittings, this is likely a general staff sword. This is the same type carried by Lafayette during the American Revolution and... Continue Reading →


Sold – An XI French Briquet – marked

The briquet is one of the most iconic sabres produced during the First Empire. It equipped all line infantry soldiers and was used as a weapon and a tool. This particular example is an An XI pattern (1802) and still shows some of its original marks. The spine is marked Manufacture ImpĂ©riale, and while unfortunately... Continue Reading →

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