Made in the style marketed by Sheffield England makers at the time. Walnut grip swelled about 1/3 below the pommel and was a step in the evolution of the “coffin” form which was popular in the 1880s. Brass pommel and base ferrule secured with rivets. rounded diamond shape brass guard and 5 5/8” medially ridged blade with a short ricasso, unmarked. Made by a professional cutler in the South, this is a thrusting weapon designed for a quick response to a threat. The marginally oversized grip allowed for quick purchase under attack. The overall form is that of the famed Arkansas Toothpick, popular through the war and after.