Steel, brass, gilding, other metal
Overall: 43 5/8 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. ( 110.8 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm )
stamped: on obverse of blade below hilt: "R" with crown above
stamped: on reverse side of knuckle-bow: "R" with crown above
Sword with straight, evenly tapered, double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross section; gilded brass hilt with heart-shaped counter-guard with center ridge and perpendicular border cast in one piece with knuckle-bow and short, flared quillons (slightly upturned on one side); grips covered with braided metal (copper?) wire; ovoid pommel with ridges and ball finial.
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