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Rare Strap Guard British Royal Naval Cutlass, sold

In good, even very good condition for its age, a rare "Strap Guard" British Royal Naval cutlass made by Woolley and Deakin of Birmingham, England.

Circa 1800 Rare Strap Guard British Royal Naval Cutlass Woolley & Deakinimage H79 1

Sold Item Notice

How rare are Strap Guard cutlasses? The authoritative reference book "Borders Away" says they do not even know which country made these cutlasses, or who used them! Well, we or you can write to the author and put them straight; this 100% authentic Strap Guard cutlass bears the makers name "Woolley and Deakin (& Co)" and the British Board of Ordnance / Tower of London acceptance stamp, the famous "GR" under crown cypher. The fact this cutlass has a curved blade (most had straight) makes it even rarer. With all the arguments / debates about when these cutlasses were made Vs the physical evidence (style of GR cypher, maker name, type of blade), we believe this cutlass was made circa 1800.

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The 26 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition for its age, with markings still clear, some period nicks to forward cutting edge but not many, some pitting to the point area but not too much. Blade firm in the hilt. The guard in incredibly good condition given its frail nature, the grip also very good.

A rare, rare cutlass in very good condition; just try finding another at any price. Our price is just xxxx. Please quote item reference number H79 (1010). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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