Mid 18th century and possibly served in the French & Indian War as well as the Revolution. Recovered in upstate New York. See Neumann 58.K for a very similar example. 13 1/2” length with tapered tang which extended through the butt of the grip. Original iron ferrule. The blade struck with six maker’s marks to the right side and another to the reverse. Worn and the back mushroomed from impacts. Used to build the brush defenses from which American riflemen fired as well as a hand weapon as needed. Notably, included in the Neumann book along with other weapons.