Iron hilt with asymmetrical shell guards, each with a sprung in a shell with a central medallion of a bird flanked by a pierced lattice. Faceted knuckle bow and pommel. Wire wrapped grip with turban form terminals. 34 ¾” blade including the ricasso which is struck with a maker’s mark. The blade of diamond section flattened for the first third. Thar area with scrolling foliage, The ricasso with a Latin inscription in three lines, each side. At that time Piedmont, in the northwest, bordering France and Switzerland was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, with Turin as its capital.