30. A FRENCH “BRIQUET” SWORD WITH COQ-HEADED POMMEL, VERSION OF THE SWORD OF THE MUNICIPAL GUARD OF PARIS. FRANCE, 19TH CENTURY.

Origin: France, 19th century.
Steel slightly bent single edged blade a la Montmorency, with one wide fuller in middle and one groom next to the edge. Unmarked.
Closed brass hilt with a single knuckle-bow from yelman to the pommel, cast in one piece with grip, pommel in shape of the coq-head, inscription LIBERTE on the cross-guard.
Scabbard: of brown leather, with brass mouth and a chape. Chape probably later addition.
Overall length in scabbard – 84 cm; overall length out of scabbard – 81,8 cm; blade length – 68,7 cm, width – 33 mm, thickness – 7 mm.

Sale No 11349

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Estimate 350-400 EUR

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