In very good condition for its age, an 1800s British Customs Cutter Cutlass, circa 1816
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Circa 1816 and a Customs Cutter Cutlass because of the George III “GR” crown mark (so pre-1820) and British view mark (Crown over B4) meaning this sword was accepted by the British Admiralty (navy) who took direct control of the Revenue Cutters (ships) in 1816.
The 26 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, though it does have a couple of old nicks, so maybe it saw active service against an aggressive smuggler unwilling to lose his illicit cargo and / or his personal liberty. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass hilt actually in very good condition in that most we see have the brass outer bar guard bent inwards. Spiraled iron grip in good condition, some wear.
A really very good example with the important GR and crown inspection / view mark in well above average condition. Well worth was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference X88. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1357-102x19x16 (1.997).