English Civil War period. Iron 8 1/2” length of characteristic form with wedge section blade struck with a maker’s mark. Thickened bolster to stop the antler or wood scale grips, now perished. Iron crown form pommel. Excellent excavated condition with details well preserved. A fighting knife, demonstrated by the fact that it shows no loss from sharpening as a utility knife would, Dating to the treacherous times when voicing an opinion in the wrong company could cost your life. Those who could, carried swords and those who could not, knives like this one.