Lion Head Artillery Sword used in Napoleonic France and in 19th century USA. Recreation of the calssic Roman gladius sword. French military short sword.
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Though such swords had little practical use in a battlefield of cannon, musket and bayonet, they served primarily to dignify the army that bore them into battle with the inherited mantle of the idealized Roman Republic.
This Lion-Head Talabot has a blade of EN9 high carbon steel with a hilt of brass. The scabbard is crafted from leather and finished with brass fittings.
Steel: Tempered EN9 High Carbon Steel.
Overall: 24 5/8".
Blade: 19 5/8".
French Napoleonic swords and sabres.