Grande Armée Superior Officer or General sword



Magnificent sword for General and Staff officer with its "Marengo style" hilt.

Ebony grip with brass and gilded bronze “stirrup” hilt with a Nemean lion pommel cap, with fish scale and star designs.

Single branch hilt with two side languets engraved on each side with Athena head and her helmet raised high on the forehead.

Quillon representing a monster dog or a Cerberus head.

The sword pattern is very close to the one created by Boutet for the Officer of Chasseur a Cheval of the Imperial Guard.

This sword is represented in the book "Sabres de l'armée française" by P Lhoste and P Resek page 169.



Athena Goddess of War, she was the protector of heroes in
 battle and just causes in war.





Officer (unknown source)





© SabresEmpire




Napoleon Ordonnance Officer carrying a similar sword (© Internet source)










Aide de Camp Division General by L Rousselot




Curved steel blade, extensively adorned with deep Blue & Gilt attributes.

Brass outstanding scabbard ornate with oak and olive tree foliage and two suspension rings.




Général Colbert de Chabannais












Officer (unknown source)










Marshal Soult Adjutant, 1811 by Pierre Albert Leroux ©









General Jean Victor Tharreau 





The star symbol for General and staff officers









General Jean Rapp













Napoleon visiting the Louvre with a General



Oak foliage on the scabbard tip








Another version of Soult Aide de Camp 









General Exelmans at the battle of Vertingen 










Aide de camp (unknown source)











Marshal Adjudant 1812 bt Pierre Albert Leroux ©