A brass-hilted small sword
late 18th century
The 35 inch blade of stiff diamond section. Hilt comprising bilobate guard chased in low relief with panoplies of arms and instruments in low relief; quillon block and ovoid pommel en suite. Grip wrapped with steel wire and copper tape, copper wire turk's heads.
Condition: Blade showing scattered minor pitting and slightly bent at point. Hilt with rubbing to decoration. Hilt rewrapped.