Early 19th century. This sword represented the last incarnation of a type which evolved in the Caribbean and Spanish colonies through the 18th century. The semi-cup guard is engraved with a double line border. The grip and pommel are of the style which became popular in the second half of the 18th century. The 33” flattened diamond section blade is intended for fighting on foot. Despite its colonial character, it is a sword of quality as would have been carried by a high ranking official in the colonies where pirates, slavers and smugglers walked the streets.