Early 18th Century British Naval Officer's
Hanger (Cutlass), For Sale
In good condition, an early 18th Century British Naval Officer's
Fighting grade blade, fleur de lis type stamp to blade (indicating
Solingen blade import, these marks were popular with English sword
cutlers from the beginning of to mid way during the 18th Century,
shell guard denoting sea (not army) use.
The 20 1/2 inch blade is in good condition but with some pitting
towards the point and a couple of period nicks to the forward cutting
edge. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt good and no sign that it once
has an inner section (some naval swords did and invariably got broken
off). Stag horn grip aged / grubby but good.
Rule Britannia! Yours for £800. Please quote item reference
T02. Further / full sized images upon request. Tube 0719-94x11 (1.261).