Good early example. The 20 7/8" blade particularly finely forged with concave back, ridged top edge, double lined forte and double fullers. The tip of stepped cusps with numerous very fine scrolling projections. Crisp detail with medium gray patina. Antler hilt with scrolling decoration and two black hair tufts. Grip of fine woven split rattan, about 3/4 intact. Wood scabbard with carved scrolls at the throat and split rattan cross banding (two lacking). Reptile skin covered tip. The front top with 3 1/4" x 1/4" splinter out. Surface soiled.