38” double-edged blade tapered through its length. White metal cross guard with animal head terminals. Fishtail form pommel and twisted wire wrapped grip. Excellent with genuine aging throughout. Swords of this form evolved along with armor achieving the ultimate pre firearm pairing about this time. As armor declined, primary elements grew thicker and secondary elements, particularly leg protection was abandoned. In response, swords became lighter to attack unprotected areas rather than breaching armor weaknesses.