31" double edged blade, unmarked. Hilt has silver clamshell guard embossed with a double headed Austrian eagle, "D" guard embossed with a winged sphinx and floral motifs, marked with silver proofs, classical head pommel, grip has mother-of-pearl scales and silver inlay "F 1" cypher for either Francis I (1804-35) or Ferdinand I (1835-48). Has a contemporary Spanish made leather and brass replacement scabbard.
Good; lightly aging blade with a few nicks on the upper cutting edge. Grips with edge chips and an epoxy repair on the reverse.