Iron hilt of large proportions. Radially pierced oval with faceted stud perimeter. Grip, knuckle bow and pommel all with rows of concave facets. 34 1/8" hollow face triangular blade etched at the forte with foliage and military flag splay. Bright to gray patina with some frosty oxidation to the inner guard. Precursor to the later "glitter hilt" examples and undoubtedly the sword of a military officer. Type used in the American Revolution as well as the Napoleonic Wars.