EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Brian, a very handsome sword indeed! and by 'style' it is potentially a British hunting hanger of mid to latter 18th century. Actually in its form it very much resembles (if I recall correctly) one which was owned by George Washington (particularly in the hilt form which is wrapped in what is known as a gadroon style).
It is of course hard to say from photos more on authenticity, and it is hard to fathom why someone would chrome a blade. Whatever the case, that is pretty much the description as far as form.