Iron hilt with radially pierced guard, horizontally recurved cross guard, urn for pommel and reeded grip, all with applied stud decoration, with minor losses only. Chain knuckle guard lacking. 32” concave face triangular blade with crisp foliage decoration at the forte. The blade with blued finish, turning brown with a little superficial oxidation only. The style and decoration are specific to this time period when it was necessary for every man to be armed in the streets against political enemies and the criminals who hid behind political motivation.