Chinese sabre

length: 33 1/2"
blade: 28"
blade width: 1" at base
grip: 5"
guard: 2 1/4" square

Late 18th century/early 19th century weapon of the type used extensively throughout the Chinese warlord period, early 1900's, and through WWII. Unusual blade curve, single thin fuller on each side begins 4 1/2" from the square iron guard, hardwood and iron fittings.