One of the thousands created at the outbreak of the Revolution when firearms were in short supply and much of the volunteer force was armed with spears, hastily produced by blacksmiths. See Neumann 84.PA for a similar example. This example is 91" long with forged head of heavy proportions. The haft is painted black, probably later in its life when it was preserved for public display. The most prominent such public display of Revolutionary War arms is at the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg.