Iron leaf shaped blade with medial ridge flanked by fullers. Wood grip and scabbard decorated with finely carved panels of deeply incised nesting crescents. The tip with a forged iron mount of tubular form with flared edge, emulating a high powered rifle cartridge. Spent cartridges from big game hunters were highly prized, traded as currency and used to decorate most valuable possessions. Lacking one, this maker has imitated it in iron.