10 3/8" single edged blade with rectangular ricasso struck with a crisp maker's mark. Fighting cross guard with spirally fluted terminals and high relief foliage engraved quillon block. One piece horn grip of gentle pistol grip form with foliage engraved iron pommel cap. The base inlet for a ferrule, now lacking. Open age crack to the grip. Blade excellent for the period with evidence of forged lamination. Exceedingly rare. Very few large fighting knives of the period survive, owing to their invariable repurposing for utility work and consumption by sharpening. Of those which do survive, a large percentage are made from modified sword blades. This example survives as made and was made to fight.

Stock Number: FNS3612

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