Provincial made example of Norman #58 form, which he dates possibly about 1560 and later. Directly descended from the cruciform broadsword with straight slightly canted cross guard, large ring side guard connected to the knuckle bow and small lower guard with a sprung in plate with decorative piercing. Left side with three curved bars. Large ovoid pommel. Grip wrapped in copper and brass wire. 38 3/8" straight d.e. blade with rectangular section ricasso and short unmarked fullers. Well used with some wrought iron lamination and isolated pitting to the guard and pommel. Blade about excellent with a little laminar graining and isolated pitting at the forte. The fullers somewhat coarsely forged. Grip about excellent for the period. Undoubtedly produced in a small town by local craftsmen as thousands were. Great rural character and strictly made for fighting.