This is an absolutely stunning example of a 1774 model sword of the Italian Army dating to the last quarter of the 18th century.
This sword gasnmany variants and only followed a rough pattern with the swirled design, the offset guard and the length of blade. The swords varied greatly, some using heirloom blades, some similar to a smallsword or spadroon, some had wire wraps and some like this were cast.
The blade on this piece is from a 17th century rapier and is marked "IHN SOLINGEN".
This piece is in near mint condition.
The sword can be yours for £795 or best offer.