Yes, this has the French first empire look to it. An infantry type of hilt and if the blade is intact (not shortened), most likely meant for an artillery, infantry or naval officer role. Way too fancy and regal to be a bandsman form. A careful look at the blade itself might reveal some marks. The general form could have been popular across Europe.
I have a few of these hilt types filed and the grips are often horn or ebony.
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