Type carried by both British and American officers. Identical to Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, Neumann, #134.S. Brass hilt with four slot guard and spirally fluted ebony grip. 27 ¼” broad and narrow fullered curved blade. Original iron mounted leather scabbard. Condition exactly as it was when removed from above a fireplace in Peabody Massachusetts in 1971, where it rested for 200 years. The hilt dark with some light verdigris (green patina) in the cross guard area. The grip with minor flaking to ends, old and worn over from use. The blade crisp with mottled glossy patina. One nick and a few small bruises. The scabbard dry with crackled surface but not flaking. Soft above the tip mount but otherwise stiff with no breaks or repairs. The upper mount loose, which allows the blade to enter fully, as the leather is a little shrunk. The blade is hand hammered with original burlap blade seat, both factors suggesting American manufacture rather than import. 200 years a family heirloom, brought to market in anticipation of the bicentennial and a single owner collection since. A virtual time capsule.