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British 1800's Figure of Eight Royal Navy / Naval Cutlass, sold

In good overall condition, a British 1800's Figure of Eight Royal Navy / Naval Cutlass.

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An interesting example in that the hilt is period painted black for rust control / prevention, and that they used a light blue primer undercoat which is now showing through. The blade is still quite sharp along its cutting edge (period sharpened) with some coarseness and irregularity of line which may indicate use. Circa 1795 to 1805.

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The 28 1/4 inch blade is sound to good but there is some erosion / wear to the tip area plus someone has made a brief attempt to "clean" the blade with, probably, a rotary brush; fortunately this is not deep and could either be stained or left to reacquire patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard good with plenty of period paint remaining. The iron barrel grip also good.

These 1800's cutlasses are scarce and this is an interesting example, well worth the £? (too late, now sold)price tag. Please quote item reference number V69 (1043). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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