Early 19th century. Forged iron with double side bar guard based on European models and scroll terminal quillon. Thick horn scale grips secured with three iron pins. The horn with shrinkage, delamination and grain opening. Very heavy 23 1/4 s.e. blade with long shallow recurved to the tip. Iron shows some laminar forged seams and blemishes, with glossy chocolate brown patina over age rust growth. Classic quality and condition for the type.