21 7/8 heavy wedge section blade with up curved point. Iron hilt. Oval form guard with small projections at the quarter points and thick integral recurved cross guard. Shaped grip of elegant recurved form, the terminal returned with slightly swelled tip and forming knuckle protection. Grip of laminated construction with iron outer plates over thick raw hide sandwiching the tang. Type used in the Spanish southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California) and showing stable deep brown dry climate aging with some surface growth and a few edge nicks from use.