In the middle of the eighteenth century, the sword has reached its ultimate evolution stage. In battle, it gives less satisfaction with opponents who have adopted the sword. The sword weakens, thins, staying only own fencing thrusting, becoming more decorative, it is of luxurious materials.
Beyond the tool it is supposed to remain, it approaches the work of art, an expression of the virtuosity of the craftsman who fashioned. If at the end of the eighteenth century, the sword must be still somewhat functional, it mainly reflects the social status of its owner, civil or military .