Evolved in response to the development of full plate armor. 20 1/2" total length. Finely forged, the tapered point with slightly concave faces and slight decorative recurve to the base. Faceted socket with short cheek straps pierced for securing pins. The strap terminals with matching indents, indicating their production for use in this length. Surface textured with pitting but the edges and other detail well preserved indication a non-excavated history of preservation.