As with many American made swords of the Revolution, this example has much in common with its European counterparts on which it is based. It is distinguished by its workmanship and the techniques employed including its hand hammered blade. The form of the blade as well, more deeply curved, with distinctively acutely angled point are specific to American examples. The hilt is of universal form with grip of noticeably smaller proportions than found on European examples. The blade length is 28" and the identification as a horseman's sword is based on the acutely angled point intended for the thrust at gallop.