This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs.
Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.
This sword has a wooden handle, and the blade has a slight curve with a broken tip. The handle has three curved metal pieces to protect the knuckles. This weapon belonged to Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo of Nacogdoches, Texas.