Revolutionary War period. Classic blacksmith made, similar to numerous published examples from public and private collections. 8 3/8" length, forged of wrought iron with leaf shaped blade, flat on one side and medial ridged the other. Slightly tapered open seam socket. Shows its wrought iron texture throughout and probably never was finished completely smooth. Good glossy patina. American infantry was armed with pikes for the first two years of the Revolution, owing to the scarcity of firearms. Many were stored until the last century, including at Fort Ticonderoga, but mostly now dispersed, with the majority lost or recycled in antiquity. Great Colonial character and should be remounted.