This sword is a wonderful clash of cultures at conflict. These swords became popular around the time of the Treaty of Amiens in 1802 when for a short time there was peace between Britain and France. These existed beforehand but the newfound peace gave an opportunity to create a new non regulation sword.
This sword is the French interpretation of the British five ball spadroon that came into vogue between 1780 and 1800.
This sword has a highly dercorative pommel with descending oak leaves and a facsimile of the five ball hilt (this example has six nodules on the knucklebow) and a five ball sidering. The grip is knurled ebony with a mother of pearl diamond inset. The blade is a stunning example of a French flattened diamond section smallsword blade.
This sword can be yours for £450 or best offer.