C.1770-80. Swords of this type served on both sides during the American Revolution. See Neumann 139.S for an identical example. The brass hilt with four slot guard and well modeled lion head pommel retains some gold overlay in protected areas. The grip is wrapped with copper wire and band. The 26 3/4" curved broad and narrow fullered blade has a long false edge. Swords of this type were privately produced and widely carried by English and American officers prior to the Revolution. The onset of the war brought a call for all functional arms and these were pressed into service. It is preserved in excellent condition for arms of the period.