This sword belonged to a military officer and represented the latest style, used for one on one fighting as dictated by state of the art fencing techniques. It would have served its owner in the streets, where the threat of attack, both clandestine and pursuant to social infractions were constant. As well, it would have been worn on the field and used as the situation dictated. It employs a rare feature found on this form pommel form only, a cylindrical stem which engages the top plate of the grip, rather than a flared foot. See Norman, pommel form 24. The blade bears a motto in Italian, a nod to the fencing masters whose techniques drove sword design evolution. 29 3/8” length blade.