This sword exemplifies two extremes for its period. Its 34" colichemarde blade is among the longest for its type and the form, with expanded forte, was considered optimal at the time, combining improved thrusting ability as well as increased defensive quality. The iron hilt is of large proportions and embellished by jewelry quality hand piercing and finishing. The guard, pommel and quillon block are of such intricate hand filed work as to require the skills of the most accomplished artisan, as once forged, repair of an error was physically impossible. It is further distinguished by retaining near all of its original gold finish. 34" length blade.