French & Indian War and Revolution period. Near identical to Neumann 24.PA, also a detached head. 15" length, hand forged with lamination evident. Plain socket and long wasp waisted medially ridged spear point. Crescent form bit and flame form back fluke, each flanked by a pair of half crescents. Quite smooth with spotty old black oxidation. Indications of its American origin are its particularly thick proportions and near tubular socket. European examples mount tapered sockets, generally enhanced with one or more expanded rings. Further, the forge welds, evident in at least two places, are never encountered on European examples which were made with much more technologically advanced techniques and tools.