Featured in this lot is this French Model 1817 artillery short sword. The sword features a shorter stature with a single edge blade and a off set cross hilt with brass construction as is the handle of the sword. The blade is etched with a French name that is unreadable and is etched with the date of the sword '1817' and shows a serial number of '387' on the cross hilt. The condition of this short sword is good with a heavy patina adorning the blade and the handle of the short sword and the scabbard shows wear to the tip and side walling of the sheath but otherwise shows good overall condition. The measurements of this sword in its sheath are 24 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1" and the blade length is 18".