Late 16th century and undoubtedly served into the Thirty Years War and probably the English Civil Wars. 58” length, the haft tapered through its length with rounded butt. Black lacquered overall with expected bruises, wear and fading to a fine age patina. Forged iron top mount with lapped seam conical socket and elegantly curved ball tip arms. Quit smooth and crisp with spotty staining. Quite rare, the survival rate is well below that of the muskets, in themselves, rarely encountered.