Late Gothic, ox tongue form with wide blade as favored in Northern Italy during the period and closely related to the larger cinquedas. Scroll tip cross guard with small ribbed shell guard. The pommel with a hexagonally divided boss each side. Retaining its very rare original leather covered grip in excellent preservation and with a red wax seal to the back. Iconic form for the period. See Armi Bianche Italiane, fig. 276 for a broadsword, dated C.1490-1500, with near identical hilt. Edged weapons of the Gothic period in other than excavated condition are exceedingly rare.