This malacca sword-cane dates ca.1820. Overall length is 85 cm/33.5". The knob is turned ivory, drilled on the top for a cord, now long gone. The grip is half-bark malacca, grip ferrule is turned brass. Shaft is of much-prized full-bark teardrop malacca with a pronounced uniform ridge. The throat of the shaft is brass, with a coin silver band on the outside. The shoe is brass, with a series of scrolled lines at the top, and an iron tip. The narrow blade was made specifically for a cane-sword, and not refashioned out of a small-sword blade, which is significant for a cane collector. Blade is 58 cm long, blued and gilt. Blade has a well-done period repair, and the point remains sharp.