This North European, perhaps English, military short sword dates to the second half of 17th century, and is mounted with a 52 cm. long single-edged blade with three fullers, which run almost to the blade's point. The iron loop hilt retains almost all of its original japanned surface, with a wonderful uniform patina. Hilt is 12.5 cm. long.
An interesting piece, with a possible naval provenance, due to its smaller size and blackened hilt.