This short saber or hanger, as they were called in the old days,dates to the second half of the 18th century. The overall austerity of the hilt mounts, along with the simple, repetitive pattern of the guard decoration, coupled with a flat-top pommel cap are in tune with the details on other Revolutionary War Colonial pieces. Swords of this fashion were popular with the officers and gentlemen alike during the period spanning French and Indian War onto the Revolutionary War. Presence of the bugle on the guard may have not only sporting, but military attribution as well, in use by the light infantry troops as their insignia. Blade is 22.5"/57 cm long, and is peppered with spots of shallow pitting. Stag grip has an age crack.