FRENCH 1771 EAGLES HEAD ARTILLERY SIDE ARM
1775. Brass decorated eagle’s head grip and plain crossguard Grip secured with two extensions from the tang into slots on the grip. Grip also has three dummy rivets. Steel Gladius type blade with twin and single fullers and marked with R mark on the underside of the handle and numbered 595 at the top scabbard fitting. In its brass mounted black leather scabbard. Length 644mm Blade 478mm. These are considered rare with the only other example available in the UK and priced at GBP1365 (approx AU$2730 plus postage and GST). This example was purchased locally and is priced realistically at $1500.