Gilt brass hilt with thickened edge asymmetrical shell guards, foliate decorated knuckle bow and pommel. Brass wire wrapped grip with banded brass ferrule terminals. The hilt with considerable remnants of original gold (fire gilt) surface intact. 30 1/2” diamond sectioned blade with long base fuller pierced with pairs of circles and key slot motifs. The transition with an X each side. Type associated with the War of Spanish Succession in which the Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, leading the Grand Alliance, distinguished himself at the battle of Blenheim.