Forged iron, 9 1/8” total length. Elegantly curved thin wedge section blade identifying it as a slashing weapon and not a tool. Grip of particular good form, tapering through its length and medially ridged both sides, skillfully transitioning to the blade root. Generally, these are thought to have had hide wrap on the grips, but this example clearly was made to be used in this form. Integrally forged ring pommel. A type used throughout Western Europe including the La Tene culture (Switzerland/Germany) and Eastern British Isle.