Type used in the American Revolution and again in the Napoleonic Wars. See Neumann 62.S. Brass hilt made in one piece with fluted grip and straight cross guard. The underside with unit marking 1 B t C 31. 29 ¼” curved single edged blade with narrow back fuller. The knuckle bow marked DUMONT with a cockerel mark above. That maker and mark are recorded on a very similar sword sold by Christie’s London, June 22, 2011 for £6250. Hilt with dark patina. Blade crisp with remnants of a bird to the left forte and scattered pitting, mostly to the right side. Originally armed with grenades, grenadiers were, by his time, specialized infantry selected for size and superior fighting skills.