First quarter of the 13th century. Fourth Crusade which took place in primarily in Byzantium and was fought by French Crusaders. 7 3/4” length with wedge section blade struck with a crisp maker’s mark on the left side. Tapered tang with two of three securing pins for the wood or antler grips (now perished). The grip base with applied angled scale stops, specific to this period, both intact but worn. Superior preservation for the period.