Of large military proportions, this sword was probably carried by a cavalry officer on the battlefield. The 28 3/8" curved narrow fullered blade was produced by MOLE in Birmingham England. The hilt follows the form of its lighter contemporaries in substantial presentation. The quillons emanate from boars mouths and terminate in hounds heads. The quillon block is decorated with a military display one side and a lion with opened mouth perhaps in distress. The pommel is a version of the popular lion head with a horse bit clenched in its teeth which anchors the chain knuckle guard. The grip is spirally fluted ebony with a silver band inlaid. This is a large fighting sword of the proportions of the standard infantry sword of the period, finely executed by master silversmith.