In good condition, a rare Napoleonic French Italian An IX Naval Cutlass
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This is the French Empire’s Italian version of the An IX cutlass. Slightly shorter blade, much wider and a brute of a weapon. Marked with poinçons, probably for Brescia, possibly Barisoni. This very nasty weapon weighs a massive 1.41 Kg.
The 2 inch wide (at forte), 25 1/2 inch period sharpened blade is in good though aged condition; there appears to be the remains of an inscription along the spine but the pitting obfuscates what is left. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt good but aged; signs of an inspection / maker’s stamp to the edge. The steel grip good but aged also.
This is a rare awesome version of the An XI and you don’t often see them come to market, so be quick. Well priced at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X35. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1280-101x19x16 (2.396).