Classic pattern which evolved through the American Revolution and was standardized in 1796 as war with France appeared inevitable. Gilt brass hilt with folding side guard and sheet copper simulated wire wrap grip. Bright gold preserved in protected areas. 32” straight broad fullered blade etched, gilt and blued with wreath, foliage, cornucopia and military trophy. The blue of brilliant color and about 85% remaining. Brass mounted leather scabbard excellent for the period, lacking the small frog stud only. Rarely encountered in this condition.