This well-balanced weapon features a slender round hilt with central grip joining to a capped pommel. A rectangular guard carefully designed with crescentic horns extends down to firmly grip the upper end of the narrow, double-edged blade. The blade, with raised blood ridge, tapers regularly with almost straight cutting edges to a point, making it most suitable for thrusting and cutting.
Condition: Intact, signs of usage as evidenced by the mild roughness to both blade edges, with fine, deep blue-green patina and overall excellent surface condition. Museum quality custom mount. A very fine example.
Dimensions: Length: 9 7/8 inches (25.08 cm)
Provenance: The Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart Collection of Antiquities and Ancient Glass, ex. Christies, NYC, Sale 8206 (1992), lot 187.