This is a nice little patch or pear-knife about 4" sporting horn slabs. It is well made and in very good condition with strong marking. I have traced LaMouthe back to 1809 in New Orleans as a Silversmith who also dabbled in making fine swords, knives and other artifacts. One could certainly say that this knife was for nothing more than peeling apples but I prefer to dream about it cutting patches behind a wall of cotton bales on the Chalmette Plantation in 1815. When I hold it to my ear I think I can hear an echo of Jackson screaming "Ready, Take Aim , , , ".