Exudes the urgency of impending war! Entirely handmade, probably by its owner. The 6 1/4" d.e blade hand forged, probably from a worn file. The scroll tip recurved guard hastily forged as well. One piece grip made from a bone worked flat with a brass base ferrule, probably modified from a Candle holder. The black scabbard leather taken from a book cover, probably a bible, with two impressed cartouches. Unparalleled character. The leather dry, glossy and crackled. The iron with storage grit over good surfaces. The bone worn with deep patina mottled from honey to coffee color. See Neumann and Moore for a variety of related examples. Wonderful display.