Standard pattern. Fine example in near mint condition with virtually 100% rich blue (black) finish. Heavy semi-bowl guard with “improved” thumb stall and wood grip. 36” piped back blade with proof at the forte. Iron scabbard with single suspension ring. The back strap and scabbard with matching serial numbers. 1871 is the year of Italian unification and independence, following decades of civil wars and revolutions against imperial control. This example is about as fine as they come. Companion to FNS6672.