Probably provincial English, possibly American. Double shell guard decorated in and out with classical figures and arms splays. Outside marked with D B maker's mark and indecipherable mark opposite. The presence of two marks only (clearly not French) suggests either an English provincial or American maker. The other hilt elements decorated to match. The pommel with remnants of gold overlay indicating it was silver gilt originally. Chevron form silver wire wrapped grip. 30" colichemarde blade, decorated at the forte with baroque scrolls and military splay, shows a few small edge nicks along the back, otherwise excellent with light wear. Good quality speculative example for American Colonial and Revolutionary War collection.