I am new here. I just inherited a sword that looks to be old, but I can't find anything out about it no matter what I search online. I'm hoping someone here has seen this before or knows something about the mark on the sword. I will attach pics.
The sword has a small round mark near where the sword and handle meet(sorry for improper terms lol) It is a small circular looks like stamp that inside has POV in capitals. It also has a small engraved image with those letters but I can't make out what it is. The pics don't show the letters but do show the size of the mark. Hopefully will help.
Down the blade are engravings to midway down the blade. They appear to be fancy scroll and I can make out a crown.
I hope the pics help as they are not that great. The markings I've described are all I can see. It has an oil of some sort on the blade. I assume to protect it.
Thanks in advance to all who look and can shed some information on this.