Gilt hilt with double shell guards, plain knuckle bow and finely modeled pommel, retaining considerable remnants of gold in protected areas. The shell engraved with N 8 / 2C regimental/issue marks. Wire wrapped grip. 31 5/8” straight blade, broad fullered first half with gilt foliage and military trophies. The ricasso with lattice in the French taste. The guard with impacts both sides of the blade base. The blade with rust growth about 8” from the guard and scattered spotty pitting below the fuller, mostly to the right side. Rare large fighting sword of the Colonial and Revolutionary War period.