Made in North America and generally recognized as the first “American” made swords. See Arms and Armor in Colonial America, pl78. Left for another example from this group. Heavy hilt with deep cup, thickened at the sides and joined to the button tipped cross guard with four bar supports, the back two, joined to the knuckle bow and bolstered with a bar to the quillon. Diced horn grip and iron mushroom form pommel. 34 3/4” triple fullered d.e. blade. Untouched condition with primitive charm and wonderful age character. Darting to the early Spanish colonization of North America and the Caribbean where the extraction of Indian gold and silver for shipment to Spain spawned the legendary Caribbean piracy.