See Neumann, "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution", 57.K-60.K for related examples, where he notes that a large number of these have been found at Revolutionary War campsites. They were used as utility knives, to construct blinds from which snipers shot British soldiers in formation and weapons as needed. This example is 15 1/4" overall with its original turned wood grip, with scarified sides for better purchase. Iron ferrule. The iron blade finely forged with distinct rhythmically spaced drop hammer marks to the curve. The best quality example of these we have encountered and in excellent preservation.