White metal hilt. Ball pommel with roped silver medial band. Grip with characteristic Mediterranean reverse taper and baluster base. The blade base sheathed in WM as well. Entire hilt with hand applied wiggle work bands, plain and serpentine. 7 1/8" s.e. blade with ridged thickened back and slender section below, originally honed to razor edge. Lethal thrusting point. Hilt with good mottled patina. Blade with smooth gray patina and small area of frosty rusting toward the point. Specifically made for ambush, the tactic which decimated the male population of Corsica. Equally capable of slashing a throat or stabbing the back into the heart..