Sword, Short sword or hanger
Infantry hanger with brass hilt composed of plain stirrup guard and hollow brass grip (two identical castings brazed together along the sides, enclosing a wooden core). Pommel cast integrally with the grip and delineated from it with an incised line. Grip embellished on each side with 3 pairs of diagonally incised lines, which also likely serve to improve one's grip on the weapon.
The European blade is slightly curved with a single edge and no fillers. Additionally there is a slight ricasso & false edge, and an iron-steel join is visible at the forte.