5.675" single edged spear point blade with 3.5" false edge. 10.625" in overall length with a 3.75" coffin handle with horn scales secured by pins. 2.5" German silver cross guard. Reverse ricasso marked HOWARD / SHEFFIELD. Manufactured circa 1850s. Pointed oval German silver escutcheon plate in reverse grip scratched with the date 1861. Obverse grip scratched 1861/1959. Includes leather scabbard with lead rivets, missing the retaining strap.
Fair. Knife shortened from a longer blade length and somewhat crudely re-profiled. Blade with wear, sharpening marks and a mottled gray patina with scattered oxidation. Grip and guard good. Scabbard fair, showing heavy wear and loss.
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