Type carried by infantry officers, both English and American, in the Revolution.  See Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, Neumann, #160.S for a matching example. Brass gilt with double thickened edge shell guards, urn form pommel and wire wrapped grip. 32” straight wedge section blade marked at the forte HARVEY (Samuel Harvey, worked 1748-95), a family blade remounted as was the custom.  This style was later standardized as the 1796 Infantry Officer’s Sword, with relief floral decoration to the pommel and folding left shell guard. Iconic Revolutionary War example.
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