A French General Officer's Epee, ca. 1800 - $
An early 19th century French general officer's epee. Brass hilt; pommel with plumed knight's head, boatshell type guard. Straight blade with flat spine and single wide fuller, etched with military trophies and floral sprays. Blade also etched at the forte with maker's initials, "F W". Overall GC; grip wrap missing, blade with scattered light to moderate pitting and dull grey patina. Blade 77.2 cm., overall 94.5 cm.