A military sword of the Revolution period. See Neumann 213.S. Large proportions. Brass hilt with thickened edge boat form guard. The “boat”, is named for the sauce or gravy boat of the period. 33” flattened diamond section blade with remnants of decoration at the forte. Swords of this type are usually described as smallswords despite their disproportion to that group. More important is the function of the sword. Smallswords were used for fighting according to fencing principals. Swords of this group are military cut and thrust weapons in the rapier tradition. While they mount hilts styled contemporary to the day, their proportions and blade length are virtually unchanged from a century earlier. And, by extension, their function is that of the rapier in its fully developed form.