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 Swords and Blades of the America Revolution, Neumann 58.K-60.K for related examples. This example is 15 3/4” length with forged hook form blade. The grip is of stacked leather secured with a brass terminal.