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Circa 1800 Georgian / Napoleonic British Naval Cutlass, Sold

A scarce circa 1800 Figure of Eight Georgian / Napoleonic British Naval Cutlass in sound condition, guaranteed authentic.

Circa 1800 Figure of Eight Georgian / Napoleonic British Naval Cutlassimage v35 1

Sold Item Notice

THere are markings to the blade but these are too feint to determine. This pattern of cutlass was made from around 1790 to 1804 when the replacement 1804 pattern was introduced, so this cutlass was around at the Battle of Trafalgar. These cutlasses were slowly replaced and so remained in active service well after Trafalgar, plus they were used for practice; they had a long and harsh service life, which is why they are so scarce and rarely in very good condition (be wary those that are in good condition are likely to be reproductions). This cutlass has period nicks to the cutting edge which may be from battle or later as a practice weapon. The tip has also been lost or rounded; again, this may be down to combat damage or rounded down for practice use.

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The 27 3/4 inch blade is in worn condition but is sound and firm in the hilt. The figure of eight guard / hilt is a little aged and bent in places but actually very good for its age. The solid tubular iron grip has wear but is good and firm.

A great and scarce cutlass. Good value at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V35 (0992). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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