Forged iron, blacksmith made, 18 5/8” length with ridged medial tapered point on cylindrical bolster. Rounded face broad double cheek straps pierced at the base for a securing pin. Surfaces quite smooth with forged lamination and scattered pockmarks pitting. One edge nick. See Neumann, 135.PA and 136.PA, the latter of which was excavated in New York City and believed to have been carried by one of Washington’s troops. Large numbers of American Revolutionary infantry were armed with pikes for the first two years of the war owing to the shortage of firearms.