17th-18th century, of classic form which evolved into the navaja. 4 7/8” length with straight edge, rounded back wedge section blade on its suspension ring. Pierced for its axle. Excellent preservation for the period. As sailors were universally prohibited and prevented from owing pointed knives, the pirate attribution may be applied with confidence. Purchased from a Myrtle Beach Florida dive and salvage shop in the 1980s.