Early example of the type which became widely popular about a decade later and knows as glitter hilts. Hilt of the evolved form with vestigial arms of the guard and rounded diamond shaped guard evolving toward the quadrilobed form. The guard edge, knuckle bow and cross guard all of crisscross weave or twist form of two bands with surfaces cut in integral series of tiny pyramidal studs. The center three loops of the knuckle bow with additional near microscopic beading to the edges. The quillon block pierced with high relief splays of arms and flags. The shell guard pierced with an armor on arms splay and drum on flags and arms, right and left and filled with the most intricate pierced stylized tendrils in scroll patterns front and back. All completely hand finished in relief, in-and-out to the highest standard. Copper wire wrapped grip. 32 3/4" triangular blade decorated with foliage sprigs and military items 2/3 its length. The forte with a single rose. Blade darkened with a little mottled staining. Hilt excellent.