This Italian Model 1833 Artillery Sword is in excellent overall condition. Iron hilt and scabbard exhibit untouched dark plum patina, leather grip is intact, as is the wire wrapping. Hussar-type hilt is very tight with the blade, and the saber is a beauty to hold. It's substantial, and at the same time very manageable. The blade is clean, with a couple of tiny nicks on the cutting edge. Quillon is stamped SA. An excellent and scarce Italian sword from the 1830s.