6 7/8” length, forged iron full-width tang. Two-piece scale grips, cow horn pressed with a decorative foliate band each edge. During the period, the cow horn was heated and pressed into various shapes to produce snuff boxes, knife grips, and other utilitarian objects. Decorative impressions, made by hot pressing in an engraved die are less well known. See Neumann Encyclopedia of the American Revolution P.109 #9-11. India inked museum/collection number.