19th century. 27” slabside s.e blade with spatulate tip. Plated bronze hilt with recurved foliate guard and eagle head pommel. Diced dark horn grips secured with three rivets. German made for the unique conditions in South America, Central America and Mexico and used both by the military and civilians. This example likely made for the Mexican market. Hilt DG with a few bruises and the plating mostly intact. The blade with storage uncleaned storage rust. The tip pitted.