A 1796 pattern-inspired infantry officer’s sword of the Napoleonic era. This attractive sword has a 28 inch blade and so was probably made for an infantry or naval officer as a fighting sidearm. It has been service sharpened (though not currently sharp to touch) and has some little edge nicks. The hilt assembly is quite tight and the leather washer is in place. The grip leather has a couple of patches of loss, but nothing unusual for a 200 year old sword. It has an even light patina to both the blade and guard and overall is in quite nice condition.