Late Crusades period, the battles against the Ottomans. Excavated and fragmentary. 24 1/8” length with broad fullered d.e. blade, heavy disk form pommel with high central domes to balance the long blade. Circular section guard, each quillon slightly swelling from the center. An example, directly correlating to this, is shown in Oakeshott, XIIa.3, which, having been captured and stored at the arsenal in Alexandria, is in fine preservation, and illustrative of the original form and condition of this example. A complete example of this type of excavated condition would be priced at about $15,000-$20,000.