Type known as the 1751 pattern. See Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, Neumann, 19.S. Brass hilt with heart shaped guard with two side bars and down turned quillon. Spirally fluted brass grip with bun form pommel. 22 3/4" narrow back fullered blade unmarked. Probably served in the Revolution and possibly even the French and Indian War. Well preserved for the period throughout with mottled surface and spotty pitting to the blade and good patina to the hilt and remnants of gold surface in protected areas. Good example of a type known to have been used in the Revolution by both sides and now very seldom on the collector’s market. When examples rarely do show up, they invariably are English militia marked, precluding North American service. This example is an old New England find with no such marks indicating regular army and not militia service.