18C Pattern Georgian British Navy Cutlass,
A rare pre-Trafalgar, 18C Pattern Georgian British Naval cutlass,
in typically aged but good sound condition.
We guarantee this is an authentic Georgian British Navy cutlass.
Probably still in service at the time of Traflagar.
With the remains of John Allan of Edinburgh's orb and scales mark
(see page 1 of Zygmunt S. Lenkie, 1000 Marks of European Blademakers),
see also Plate 108 European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London
by Arthur Richard Dufty, confirming this as a very early figure
of eight hilted cutlass, the 28 1/2 inch blade is in good overall
order, the tip now slightly rounded, pitting pretty much everywhere,
but still strong. Blade firm in the hilt. The figure eight hilt
is better than most; these cutlasses had thin hilt / guards to start
with. The smooth grip with a couple of small holes. But, given these
cutlass saw long and arduous service lives in a salt water atmosphere,
this one is well above average.
A very rare cutlass in good order and a true investment. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item
reference number E90 (849)