British 1858P Royal Navy Cutlass Bayonet,
A rare and in very good condition British 1858 Pattern naval cutlass
complete with scabbard and frog.
These are scarce items and this one in its superb condition with
original leather and steel scabbard and frog is very rare indeed.
Marked "A. & E. H." the stamp of A. & E. Holler
of Solingen Prussia (used 1854 to 1885), a testament to the fact
most if not all of these fearsome edged weapons were made for the
British Royal Navy in what is now Germany.
In very good order indeed, the 27 inch blade in excellent shape
but for a few nicks which may well have been through combat use,
and firm in the hilt. The hilt in exceptional order given the norm
for these sought after cutlasses. The grip with a few small chunks
missing, the locking mechanism working well. The sheath in generally
good order, a little aged, the frog stitching having come undone
one side (easily re-stitched).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. I am offering
this item for vvv knowing I am very unlikely to ever own one as
good as this ever again. My item reference number is 454 (47).