A steel-hilted small sword
first half 18th century
The 32 inch blade of oval section with 7 1/2 fuller at the forte indistinctly marked X O XX A N --. Hilt comprising small bilobate guard chased on both sides with a feather or herringbone design within a border of narrow bands with the rest of the hilt decorated en suite. Grip wrapped in twisted copper wire.
Condition: Mottled grey patina showing some areas of light pitting. Turk's heads missing.