Brass hilt with thickened edge shell guard, and urn form pommel. Rounded knuckle bow and large scroll arms. Brass wire bound grip with turban form knots. 24 ¼” broad, flattened diamond section blade. Good uniform patina throughout with scattered oxidation to the blade. See Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, 216.S for a near identical hilt which identified as American C.1750-60. This example has a right shell guard only either made that way or with the left removed in its working life as the edge shows wear and minor abrasions matching the rest of the hilt. Such field modifications, including removal of quillons were fairly common as they made the sword seat better when worn in battle. A good fighting sword which probably served an American Infantryman in the Revolution.