Federal period C.1790. 24 1/8” straight s.e. blade with narrow back fuller, shows spotty dark gray patina. Brass hilt mounts with broad reversed scroll terminal guard. Faceted “cushion” form pommel and matching base ferrule to the reeded ebony grip. The pommel with eye for a chain guard no longer with it. Old worn over splinter to the grip below the pommel, otherwise hilt excellent.