Editor's Note: I know that Oakeshott Type XIa's do not normally refer to two hander swords (at least not in Records of the Medieval Sword) however such a classification is the best fit for this sword. Probably the next best Type for it might be the Type XIX.
North Italian Two-handed Fighting Sword, First Half 16th century.
Iron hilt composed of round-section bars, featuring straight quillons with button finials and symmetrical side rings with turned central decoration. Reeded balloon-shaped pommel with button. Two stage wood grip with leather wrap (professionally replaced) with central silver Celtic knot feature and silver decorations top and bottom. Straight double-edged 39" blade with central fuller, ricasso with two inscribed marks of a "G" in a shield with remains of original silver inlay. Metal lightly pitted, with a dark patina. Overall length 53 ½". Similar examples pictured in "Armi Bianche Italiane", by Bocchia & Coelho. An early fighting sword of good weight, balance, and manageable proportions.