19th century. Heavy 29" slightly curved wedge section s.e. blade with narrow back fuller each side. Slightly domed oval guard with broad down turned edge. Oval ferrule and compressed spherical pommel. Original cotton tape wrapped grip. The hilt with 90% original blackened finish overall. Blade crisp with gray/brown patina. Blackened iron mounted sharkskin covered scabbard with plain band throat mount and elegantly scalloped tip mount, this piece itself is a tour de force of the forgers art. Iron suspension beam with double bands. The skin in good order with near all original finish. The mounts excellent with considerable original blackened finish. The best example we have offered in years-complete and undamaged. These are now quite rare owing to demand from China. Examples complete with undamaged scabbards were always rare. This example is in exceptional preservation when any at all, are rarely encountered.

Stock Number: FNS482

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