A French hunting sword in the eastern taste
Broad, slightly curved 24 inch blade with 6 inch false edge, the lower 8 inches engraved with talismanic symbols, one side featuring the bust of a Turk, the other crossed Ottoman lances; spine signed Lepeton.Re.Ds.Carmes.A.Rouen. Steel guard chased with a design of blossoms. Ferrule embossed en suite. Fluted bird's head grip of ebonized wood set with oval steel rivets and pommel cap.
Condition: Metal with dark grey patina showing areas of light pitting. Grip with scattered marks, small chips and hairline crack to one side.