From one of the pre unification Germanic states. 90” length. Medially ridged point over opposing base hooks flanking flame form projections. One side engraved BES E SCHMID No 7. Tapered socket and short cheek straps. Octagonal wood haft. See Swords and Blades of the America Revolution, 56.PA for an identical example without the inscription. Excellent for the period and type which served in colonial America and the Revolution.