20 1/2" heavy wedge section blade with narrow back fuller. Iron hilt with single scalloped edge side loop with pierced plate to the guard, very delicately pierced and completely undamaged. Matching scalloped knuckle bow and down turned quillon. Ovoid pommel fretted to match. Iron grip with fretted terminals and serpentine decoration. Condition consistent with it age, with gray patina and scattered light pitting, few small areas toward the point of the blade a little heavier. Swords of this quality were reserved for the children of the wealthy and empowered and served, from an early age, to instill the fighting spirit which brought their fathers to power.