Brescia, northern Italy. Chiseled iron hilt with oval side guard, and knuckle bow with divided quillon tip. Tapered spirally fluted horn grip, inset with studs and twisted wire. The pommel and base ferrule en suite with the guard. The whole deeply chiseled in foliage and related motifs. 21” narrow fullered slightly curved blade decorated in foliage. A civilian weapon for use in the streets. Compelling similarity of form and proportions to the English Hounslow hangers of the same period. The grip as found on gunner’s stilettos of the period.