Classic colonial conversion of an English NCO sword of about 1760, the pattern which was later standardized, with modifications into the 1796 pattern. 25 1/2" straight broad fullered s.e. blade. Brass hilt with double thickened edge guard and turnip form pommel. Original ribbed wood grip with the silver foil covering removed. Knuckle bow and quillon removed. Blade quite smooth with mottled dark patina and repointed at the time of modification. The hilt with dark patina. Grip with an opened crack, the edges worn indicating considerable use in that condition. Swords of this general type turned up in New England in the 50s and 60s in attics and cellars and were referred to by some as corn crib finds when completely untouched as this one is.