35 1/2" total length with tapered mahogany (the trendy exotic wood from the Orient) shaft struck with initials at the top, and plain black horn grip joined by a white metal ferrule. Iron base shoe. 11 3/8" diamond section thrusting blade. Excellent uniform condition with effects of aging and handling as expected. Blade length was a well thought out matter and short blades such as this were defense against surprise attacks and carried in the most dangerous situations. Full length concealed sword blades were relied upon in escalating situation such as bar room arguments, so in fact, it was these short blades which served in the most perilous situations. Fine Colonial American accessory.