Hi Folks, thanks for having me. I have been slowly purchasing a fellow's antique weapons collection. In it was this 1740's "small sword", which is what the middle & upper class gentlemen carried to protect themselves from mugging. Akin to people carrying self-defense guns now. Wow, what a world! All I can tell you is it's European, vintage 1740's & would like to know what the inscription says. I usually can muddle through google translate, but it has been elusive this time. It is written in script & has long "s"'s apparently. I have not gotten far with my Pennsylvanian Hillbilly Dialect! Thank you very much for your help.