This smallsword seems to date form the late 18th century, but was fitted with an older blade, possibly from the 17th century.
The hilt is made of gilt brass. It’s in fine shape, except for the broken knuckle bow. There is some movement in the hilt. The blade is fairly hefty for the sword type, and was probably some family heirloom. It is pitted over all its surface and the point has been rounded.
An interesting piece of history for the collector of unusual pieces.