US War of 1812 American Naval Cutlass, for
In good condition (damage to hilt), a US War of 1812 American
Naval / Navy Sailor's Cutlass.
An early 19C US cutlass; similar to British cutlasses if the time
but with very distinctive / different slimmer "Baltimore"
ribbed grip and curved blade. The hilt / guard in the Nathan Starr
The 27 1/4 inch period sharpened blade is in good condition but
with a few minor nicks and a slight wobble to the very tip. Blade
has very slight movement in hilt; not much at all. The guard is
cracked / split near the pommel at its weakest point; it looks to
be a period break and could be braised / repaired but I would leave
it as is. Otherwise the hilt / guard is good. The grip with age
and wear but good.
Most likely a British capture from those rebellious Americans!
Nicely priced at £750. Please quote item reference number
W04. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1118-101x19x17