1888 pattern, after the Italian model, this example with 33" piped back blade finely decorated with foliage, arms splays and the arms of Savoy. The base with Solingen maker's name and Milan retailer's name. Semi bowl guard and finger fluted ebony grip. Excellent throughout with very minor storage freckles only. Savoy, historically northwestern Italy was annexed to France in 1860 and remains so today.