Used to clear brush and fashion blinds from which American troops fired on the British, fascine knives were officially issued during the Revolution See Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the America Revolution, Neumann, p.118. American blacksmith made, 20 ¼” length, with a spurious running fox mark to the blade base in imitation of the products of the Shotley Bridge smiths of England. This example was retired after the war to a barn wall or attic where it was occasionally visited by wood worms and frequently rained upon and is in condition as found in the 1950’s.
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