18th century, of large proportions. Exceptional quality blade, 12 1/2” length, medially ridged. T backed for the first half, the expansion flanked by arabesque segments and deeply incised with scrolls overlaid in gold line work. The forte decorated in large animal among foliage thicket motif each side, with gold decorated central island and further incised panels ahead. Blade itself of ordered pattern mechanical damask watered steel. Walrus ivory grip of selected grain with white streaks to the pommel and guard tips and variegated core to the balance. Grip with check and minor chips to the base. Original blind stitched ass skin covered scabbard with minor flake at the tip only.