1st Empire Napoleonic Dress Sword & Belt ca 18tnc

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1st Empire Napoleonic Dress Sword & Belt ca 18tnc

Very rare 1st Empire French Napoleonic dress sword with s leather sword belt--ca 1800-belt shows wear-sword blade carries rust and belt and leather covered scabbard are festooned with Empire brasses--Eagle grip is cast lead and painted white-one brass ring below handle is missing-this sword is designed for dress-it is too heavy to swing or plunge in battle--it was design to impart the impression of a Roman Legionnaire when Napoleon was deep into his Empire period fresh from his exploits in Egypt--25.5 inches long--this a rare piece-a perfect, real Empire accessory

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