I don't know the technical names for the different parts of a sword, so, please bear with me, and after your done laughing at me, all help is greatly appreciated! This sword looks really old and slightly on the primitive side. The blade has some sort of engraving or etching on both sides, barely legible. What we can make out is an orb with a Maltese cross on top of the orb. There may also be eagles of some kind? There is also some sort of name? incised in script into the flat side of the blade...Sottenstein? Blade length is 30-1/2". The scabbard appears to a reptile skin, snake? It is still soft and supple and in remarkable condition for the age. The decoration may be brass. Thanks guys!