Revolutionary War period from a Hudson River Valley encampment. Forged iron, 8 1/4" total length with 4 7/8" wedge section blade, tapered through its length. Integral iron bolster and forged tang with three pin holes for slab (wood, bone or antler) grips. Scattered pock marks pitting but the profile intact with much original surface remaining. A dual purpose knife suitable for patch cutting as well as fighting. Finely crafted and exceptional preservation.