In very good condition, a super rare 1750/1760 (pre Revolutionary War) Colonial American Cutlass
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100% Authentic. See Page 89 image K of “Borders Away” (William Gilkerson) for the exact same model of this very cutlass. These are so rare, this is probably the first one that has come to market in 20 years. Some sites have odd figure of eight cutlasses they claim are Colonial American, but they are not. The single disc guard with raised studded spiraled grips and Falchion blades, just as this one is, are the real, very, very rare deal. NB None of these cutlasses bore maker marks; all that is known is they were imported from Europe. When you hold this cutlass, you wonder how they got a grip so right in the 1750’s only to get them so wrong (smooth) in the late 18C.
The 26 inch blade has a deep brown steady patina and some inert pitting. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt has aged but is good and sound. The grip is in very good condition. All firm.
You will not get a chance of acquiring another so pause at your own peril on this one; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG09. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1313-102x19x16 (1.943).