Spanish bullfighter's sword

length: 36 1/2"
blade: 31"
blade width: 3/4"
grip: 5"
guard: 6 1/2"

Spanish or Mexican bullfighting sword, circa mid 1900's. This is quite solid for the period. One-piece grip and guard are wonderfully detailed, monogrammed "PSL". Blade is properly curved along the long axis for an overhand thrust through the bull's shoulders aiming for the heart. I can think of other first choices for weapons to grab when confronted with a two-ton mad cow, but if you're going to be in that position in the conceivable future, this sword will work as well as an older sword would, and won't have to be considered part of your estate if you miss.