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Austrian sword, the hilt of the sword consists of pierced gilt half-basket guard. The guard is embossed with the Imperial double eagle and two mermaids supporting an anchor by its flukes. The guard ends in an eagle's head. The white fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires. A gilt bar (25mm by 3mm) projects from the front of the grip, close inside the guard. The pommel of the sword is embossed with leaves, whilst the back-piece is embossed with a depiction of Neptune's head and a trident. The slightly curved, round (pipe) backed steel blade, has a double-edged spear point. The blade's round (pipe) backed is exactly like the British pattern of 1827-1847.
- Image reference: E1146
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London