Sword has the word "Tyson" stamped in the metal Tang. Dimensions: 27" length of blade; 4-1/2" guard; hilt height is 5" Decorative designs on both sides of blade. Decorative eagle or hawk (?) at the top of the hilt Do not know the metal (didn't want to clean it before contacting an appraiser). Could it be hand forged? My brother found this item 37 years ago cleaning out a crawlspace. We do not know its origin.