Type used both by infantry and as boarding pikes. See Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, Neumann, 107.PA. 13 ¾” length with elongated diamond section point on integral open seam conical socket. The edge pierced for a securing spike. That construction resulted in a secure wood to metal fit and required less time to join than fitting wood to an enclosed conical socket. The surface with original forged scale, hammer finish, tool finish and dark oxidation. A shortage of firearms at the outbreak of the War resulted in many troops being armed with pikes of a variety of forms, such as this for the first two years.