Spirally fluted ivory grip made from the finest tip of the tusk with near porcelain finish. Iron base ferrule, fluted terminal cross guard and scabbard with matching tip mount all with original blue turned to soft brown. 4 1/2" diamond section blade with heavy gold overlaid floral base panel each side. The forward half etched with a panel of foliage surrounding a knight in armor one side and foliage over motto panel qui s'y frotte s'y pique meaning approximately, rub against it/get the point. The segment between with faded blue. The form and technique of the decoration is specific to Toledo Spain in the 1870s and 80s where it was decorated. Fine quality and condition.