Superior example of a type used throughout Northern Europe and in North America in the French & Indian War and through the Revolution. The head separate to screw off the ringed terminaled tapered socket and finely made in rudimentary form with medially ridged spear point with opposing crescent form barbs below. 84 1/4” overall on its fine hardwood haft. Recently acquired from a deceased estate and probably purchased in the 1920s when such untouched weapons were preserved as curiosities by the wealthy. Extraordinary preservation with distinct lamination/graining of the metal indicative of wrought iron construction.