19th century. 37" height with brass shod tapered wood shaft in brown lacquer. Brass ferrule at the joint and cherry wood grip with the base retaining the natural bark and the bulbous grip shaped for the hand. 29" stiff square section thrusting blade tapered through its length. Blades of this type were used on custom officer's sword canes, both to probe cargo for contraband and as protection on the docks which were notorious for violence, particularly against government officials. Pleasant overall wear from use.