French Revolution 1798 Pattern Infantry Sword


An unusual French Infantry Officer's Sword, similar to the English 1796 pattern, but with the ubiquitous Revolutionary bonnet on the pommel of the Sans Culottes.

The sword has a plain blade which is quite blackened with age. The cross guard is a clam shell style with braided twist wire handle. The pommel bonnet has laurels and flower decoration.

This style of sword must have existed for a short while, being superseded by the Napoleonic styles.

Sword Length: 93cm
Blade Length: 78cm
Weight: 476g