Steel, brass, fish skin; steel, brass
Overall: 38 3/4 x 5 x 3 in. ( 98.4 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse (now obscured by rust); brass hilt with grip covered in gray fish skin and wrapped with wire; oval counter-guard with openwork flower and scroll design on obverse side and quillon with flat-sided globular finial; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf border centering a flower; blackened steel scabbard with brass mounts consisting of upper band with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with symmetrical drag.
Gift of Louis Charles Wills
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