1800's Essex & Suffolk British Customs
Officer's Cutlass, for sale
In good condition, a super rare Georgian / 1800's Essex &
Suffolk British Customs Officer's Cutlass.
The hilt guard and grip is of standard Georgian Customs form, though
the blade is unusually straight. Made at a time where was still
flexibility as to interpretation of standard / official patterns.
"E. S. C. 16" to the blade for Essex and Suffolk Customs
The 26 3/4 inch blade has a steady patina, wear and minor tip damage
but is overall good and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt has the
outer guard bar and quillion bent out of shape, brass looking good
but being a weak metal. The grooved grip with wear but good. The
original scabbard with early 1800's suspension clip in good order
for its age but with the brass chape (lowest scabbard section) missing.
Amazingly, the locking mechanism on the cutlass works and holds
the scabbard as it should.
Don't hand around, this is a rare cutlass in amazingly good condition
for only £750. Please quote item reference number AF33. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1100-101x18x16