Large horseman's backsword, and in fact, the English equivalent of the Pappenheimer used on the Continent during the Thirty Years War. Iron hilt. Straight cross guard with flattened pierced angled terminals. Basket form guard with two bar rings above scalloped shell guards. Faceted lemon shaped pommel. Fine wire wrapped grip. 36" blade to the English standard, with narrow back fuller bearing and indecipherable inscription. Type which served through the English Civil Wars and in Colonial America as a well.