The hilt decorated in high relief with biblical motifs including angels, drawn from Renaissance art. The pommel with a scene each side of a mounted knight crusader with a foot attendant. The hilt heavily gilt with virtually all the gold intact. Gilt grip wire a little loose. The 28 1/2" blade decorated with gilt foliage on blued ground. The forte with three panels, one bearing the inscription in German, the mark of the little fly (of) Solingen. A fine early example with an extraordinary prophetic massage!