US War of 1812 Naval Cutlass, Sold
In good overall condition, a super rare US War of 1812 Naval Cutlass,
A transitional model between mainstream models for 1808 and 1816,
perhaps an early "Baltimore" cutlass, with ribbed iron
grip and iconic US heavier nearly straight blade with slightly flared
point. Possibly a US Privateer's (Pirate's) Cutlass. Most likely
a British War of 1812 capture.
The 26 inch period sharpened blade (feint possible markings to
the forte) has a steady patina throughout, a couple of nicks and
is firm in the grip. The steel guard is a little loose and damage
bent in places but is overall good; it appears to once have had
a lip which has gone.
A very nice example for only £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference AE71 (0980). Further / full sized images available