Gun stock saw, likely late 18th c., decorated throughout with mottoes and imagery related to the French Revolution. Incised along one side of the blade: "Viva la nation et tout ces bon cytoiens. Fait a Brignais...C. Vincent." Incised along the other: "La mort dez aristocrats, la rejouissancez du diable....JFG." The point is decorated with the image of a face above crossbones, dripping blood. The wooden handle carved with two folk art heads, one with a toothy grin and a cap and the other an animal missing its horns; possibly a devilish cartoon depiction of Louis XVI.Saw; Length: 44 in x width: 4 in. Handle; Length: 27 in x width: 6 1/4 in x depth: 1 1/2 in.
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