Type used in the Civil War, known as "type III." 96 1/2" length. Details specific to it are the long medial swell to the wood haft as well as the expansion to the end to which the point is attached. The butt with integral bun from terminal for use on deck. Sound with wonderful nautical age character showing remnants of several coats of paint as is typical. The process of constantly painting ship's fittings and appurtenances not only provided protection against salty air, but kept crews from going idle which could lead to mischief.