Late 18th century. 27 1/2" slab side blade shows lineal and undulating lamination, possibly watered steel. The surface otherwise smooth with light gray patina, small area a little darker at the right forte, strictly negligible for the period. Iron hilt with short down turned quillons with raised edged to the terminals and incised roped motif to the bottom. Reeded grip of high expanded profile. Raised lip pommel with curved tapered back spur with large bud shaped terminal. The langets with terminals matching in profile. Hilt shows medium patina with superficial blemishes from use but no significant rusting. As with the firangi, the back spur provides a grip for the second hand which also grips the pommel, allowing the sword to be used in one hand or two.