Made for a horseman in half armor and by virtue of its length, suitable for attacking a horseman or adversary on foot. Large iron hilt for the gauntleted hand with down turned guard, ring side guard with domed pierced plate, expanded medial knuckle bow and inverted pear form pommel. Brass wire wrapped grip. 35" medially ridged d.e. blade. The hilt with old stable brown patina. Blade fairly bright with a little lamination and some small oxidation blemishes. Wonderful proportions and balance.