This early example of the ever so influential French infantry and artillery gladius is dated 1832 at the ricasso. Manufacturer's and inspector's stamps are present on both sides of the blade, including the (B) mark of J.A.Bisch, the inspector at Klingenthal.

The hilt is in excellent shape, 49cm-long blade has several dark spots, otherwise nice and clean. Scabbard is in remarkable condition, with leather being soft and supple. A very nice and clean sword!