17th century. An example from a well-known group, some of which are mounted with distinctive European blades of about 1650 which date logically applies to the entire group. Finely fashioned hilt with medially ridged swelled grip, canted deeply dished pommel and straight guard with bullet form terminals. 33 1/2” deeply curved wedge section blade. Blade quite crisp with mottled gray patina, possibly indicating Damascus patterning. Hilt crisp with scattered old arrested oxidation. Elegant early example.