This very attractive ca.1750 English silver-hilted smallsword is mounted with wide, 72 cm. long colichemarde hollow-ground blade of excellent temper. Blade retains vestiges of engraved decorations, and has acquired an uniform dark patina. The hilt is decorated with recurring hatched vertical lines. There are no silversmith's mark or English silver standard and city marks, which may point to the American Colonial manufacture. The puck-like finial to the quillon doesn't have the esthetic quality of the rest of the hilt, and may be a later addition. This elegant, austere sword dates to the French and Indian War period.