This rare blade has the distinction of being the first knife officially designed for, and purchased by, the U.S. Army back in 1849. While our blade is not an exact replica, it features many of the design nuances that make this knife such a classic! It’s big, stout spear point blade is stiff enough to oppose much larger weapons, making it an ideal complimentary knife to carry and use alongside a saber or cutlass. Plus, its beefy 12” blade and solid guard make a more than capable stand-alone blade in its own right! The knife is hand forged from 1085 High Carbon steel, with a solid brass guard and beautiful Rosewood handle scales that encapsulate the sturdy full tang. It is sold complete with a high quality hand-stitched leather sheath and belt frog, with polished brass throat and chape.