Probably and officer’s sword. See Neumann 51.S for a near identical example which he describes as “usually carried by noncoms and officers”. Brass hilt with faceted pommel, thickened edge asymmetrical shell guards and wire wrapped grip. This example shows a knuckle bow with decorative recessed medial, a and brass ferrules. Both features are indicative of a slightly higher quality version of the standard pattern. 27 ¼” flattened diamond section blade decorated the first quarter, both sides, in foliate motifs and the six point star which historically has had a supernatural context. The leading edge with superficial edge nicks as shown. A good untouched example of a pattern which served in colonial America in the French and Indian Wars as well as the Revolution.