19th century. Rolled edge cup guards with heavy silver overlay inside and out. Checkered silver grips of slightly ergonomic form with inter cross bars and supports to the cups. 34 3/4” hollow faced triangular section blade. Untouched condition with the cup plating somewhat freckled but virtually complete. Blades with brown patina and uniform pitting. Dueling with swords was practiced among aristocratic circles in isolated parts of Italy and Spain and may be compared to the vendettas which decimated Corsica. The quality of this pair speaks of an owner of wealth and position.