Revolutionary War Period. Based on the British pattern but showing distinctive American workmanship and features such as the sheer brass pommel. 10 1/4" diamond section blade made without a ricasso and unmarked. Brass guard and banded brass ferrule to the spirally fluted bone grip, evidently originally stained in the British taste but now faded owing to inferior stain. Condition as expected for use at sea with isolated pitting to the blade. Grip with a chip to the top dating to its time of use.