Total length 18 1/8. One piece, distinctive form with raised edge waisted grip for inset bone or wood grips long ago perished. Diamond section elongated leaf shaped blade with particularly sharp point. Professionally conserved with mottled patina. Crisp with no loss to erosion. The raised edges of the grip complete as rarely found. The blade with an edge nick on one side in the percussion area and the opposite side finished out to a slightly irregular edge indicating battle damage which was polished out. Edge damage on modern era swords can be speculative as they were kept in families. Luristan swords were buried with their owners and edge impacts are strictly evidence of battle use. Many Luristan swords show none, suggesting that they were ceremonial, made for internment in the tomb. This is clearly the battle sword of the warrior with whom it was buried for 3000 years!.