Revolutionary War period and probably serving through the War of 1812. 74 1/4 total length. Iron head with large medial ridged leaf shaped blade on semi baluster support. The faceted socket with a gun muzzle type upper band. One facet edge made as an abutted opened seam with matching moveable lower band which is driven down after mounting to lock the joint. Tapered oak haft with semi egg shaped butt for deck use. Haft with pitch or other water proof treatment sealing the surface to near black finish. Head quite crisp with uniform pitting freckles and a little lamination. Haft sound with minor blemishes only.