20 ¾” tapered blade with long false edge decorated one side with a scroll or cipher and AYUTLA. The other with a cursive A. Horn grip fashioned as a crested bird head and made without a guard. There are two villages named Ayutla in Mexico. One in Jalisco and one in Guerrero. Two other example of this type are published including with Guerrero inscribed on the blade, identifying this example as from that town. The town was renamed Ayutla de los Libres in 1854 when the Proclamation of Ayutla called for the deposition of Santa Anna leading to Revolution. Thus, the sword is from Guerrero, predating the 1854 name change.