Second half of the 19th century from the famed Ruben Rubens Collection. Characteristic form. See Fischer #121. 23 1/2" total length. Elegantly flared blade with ridged medial with offset step each side. Swelled triple band forte. Iron trade tape wrapped grip, encrusted from use, with original hide covered fetish bundle above. Metal with dark patina. The surface with some forged lamination and black oxidation mixed with the hammer finish. The hide with glossy mottled patina. Lovely proportions and display.