30.75" blade, 2" wide at the forte. This fine sword with well wrought pierced and decorated basket hilt similar to figure 385 in Leslie Southwick's The Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons. Retains strong traces of period blackening and what appears to be gilding. Hilt displays masterful filing and hearts more defined than normally found. The wide blade with single short fuller engraved with "Ferrara" Domed pommel also blackened with cut work. Fish skin grip with no binding - possibly later.
Blade is patinated overall with nicks in edge possibly from use. The hilt with strong traces of blackening and gilding. Fish skin grip is possibly later.