1804 Pattern Napoleonic British Royal Navy
/ Naval Cutlass, sold
In good condition, an 1804 Pattern Napoleonic British Royal Navy
/ Naval Cutlass, pre-1807, by Bate.
Marked to "BATE" on the spine of the blade, which means
this cutlass was made prior to 1807 as Bate became Reddell &
Bate during 1806. The blade with crown over 8 view (inspection)
mark and remains of GR cypher (for King George III), means this
sword was in service on board a Royal Navy warship; who knows, maybe
it was there at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The 28 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some pitting towards
the point, some aged probably era nicks to cutting edge, but still
sound and firm in the hilt. The blackened figure 8 guard with Broad
Arrow mark and grooved grip in good condition. The original leather
and steel chape scabbard is aged but good, though the frog button
is missing. The cutlass sheathes and draws well.
A scarce item in well above average condition. A real investment
at just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote reference U99
(0927). Further / full sized images available upon request.