Decorative copy or perhaps, a dueling sword. Iron hilt with a pierced cup in the radial motif. The right side with a distinct strike resulting in a dent and small bar broken out. Spiral motif cross guard and knuckle bow. Radial motif pommel and fine wire wrapped grip. 42 ¾” straight d.e. blade. Uniform rich chocolate patina throughout. Dueling with cup hilted rapiers was popular in Italy and Spain through the 19th century. See our FNS5781, FNS4170 and FNS5654 for other examples. This example displays the more traditional form, referring back to the mid 17th century.