First Republic. White metal hilt of “Gothic” form, copied from the British pattern of the 1820s. Integral escutcheon with star and ESTADOS UNIDOS DE BRAZIL/15 de Novembre de 1889. The last, the date of deposition of Emperor Dom Pedro II and declaration of the republic. Wire wrapped leather covered grip. 33 1/8” quill back blade decorated with foliage flanking the motif on the guard, repeated, each side. Rare.