The iron pommel is of the classic wheel type with a flat raised circular face on each of its two sides, exposed as the plateau-top of a tapering cylinder which has concave sides in profile, with both sides arising from the same underlying disc. The pommel is topped by a tang button formed as a low pyramid with a rectangular rather than square base. The tang button is the most corroded component of this sword, having apparently escaped the light acid cleaning to which the blade is suspected of having been subjected. The pommel, tang and guard show considerably less corrosion than the blade. A punched mark of a winged figure atop a five pointed star within a shield is present on both flat faces of the tang. The guard tapers gracefully towards the blade. Of relatively uniform thickness, as may be seen in the photograph, the guard is fairly wide at its center and of nearly round cross-section at its down turned tips.