Swords of honor. French Revolution 18th Century.

Swords of honor. General Weapons of Honor. French Revolution 18th Century.

Swords of honor 18th Century.

Swords of honor. French Revolution 18th Century.

XVIII Century. French school. Time of the French Revolution. Handles and scabbards of swords. Weapons of Honor. 

9524 and 9525, official Sword of the member of the Directory, 9530 and 9531, Sword of honor offered by the Directory to General Massena 9526 and 9527, Sword of honor. The inscription reads: Battle of Marengo, 25 years glory. Awarded by the First Consul of the French Republic, Napoleon Bonaparte to General Gaspard Amédée Gardanne.

9524 et 9525; Epée officielle de membre du Directoire; 9530 et 9531, sabre d’honneur offert par le Directoire a Masséna; 9526 et 9527, sabre d’honneur; sur le fourreau on lit: Bataille de Marengo, le 25 prairial an VIII; commandé par le premier consul, donné par le Gouvernement de la République française au général Gardanne.

Note:  Japan. Warlike Equipment of an old Japanese Archer.

Leave a Reply

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North. From cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.

Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.