Colonial to Federal Period and type used in the Revolution. See Neumann 39.K. American Knives, Peterson, illustrates and very similar example which belonged to George Washington, fig.164. Hand forged 4 1/2" curved inside edged blade stamped with a maker’s name and mark. One piece shaped wood grip inlet for the blade which is secured with an iron pin axle on iron ferrule. Blade shows good black patina. Grip sound with wear from handling.