With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.