Near identical to Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America, #163. The iron hilt adapted by adding a flat pommel extension and faceted horn grip. Such modifications were common after the collapse of the Republic in 1823 when these weapons fell into the hands of local militias, which were in fact little more than bands of bandits. 31 3/8" straight broad fullered s.e. blade of standard military pattern. Hilt and blade show crusty rust growth with isolated pitting, typical for these. Grip sound with open crack and some surface delamination.