Essential Revolutionary War accessory. The success of American riflemen over British troops was in part due to their tactics of concealment, learned as hunters, while the British offered perfect targets brightly dressed in unprotected ranks. Blinds and fascines (bound bundles of brush) were fabricated in the field using fascine knives such as this. See Neumann 58.K060.K for related examples. This example is 14 ¼” length with hook form blade struck with a maker’s mark. The grip is of stacked leather secured with an iron hook terminal.