Classic early example with cruciform hilt and brass sheathed armband. 11” flattened diamond section blade of superior quality and likely from a European sword. Oval guard. Cross-form hilt, a throwback to the pre-Muslim era of the culture, before conversion from Christianity. Wood grip sheathed in relief decorated brass with conical tipped top and cross beam. Relief decorated brass mounted leather sheath. The body well tooled and pierced. The arm band with especially well-worked brass mounts.No damage but signs of careful use and age throughout.