On the 21st day of Swordvent we are focusing on France, statistically the greatest warriors and soldiers in recorded history.

What we have today is one of my favourite service rifles, the 1874 Gras, with a crisp action and a great set of markings, an 1882 French infantry officers seord with an uncommon maker and the owners initials engraved on the back strap and lastly a mid Victorian French officers sword that I purchased to sell on two years ago that felt so good in the hand i just couldn't bring myself to do it