In good condition, a Swedish Model 1849 Naval Cutlass.
OK, honesty time, we believe this to be a Swedish M1849 as there could be the remains of a Swedish crown mark to the blade, though we may well be wrong. The cutlass has age, clearly, and the well defined “pineapple” grip ridges means it is not American. There are no British markings, at all, else it would be a British Royal Naval 1804 pattern cutlass. Yes, it could be a Prussian copy of an 1804P British cutlass. Yes, it could be a British cutlass made without maker’s name for the American market. But, because the feint eyes have it, we have put it on sale as a Swedish M1849 which were made by both Britain and Prussia for the Swedes to fight the Russians with; as there are some very old nicks (no burr, patina inside the nicks themselves), it looks like it saw action!
The 29 1/8 inch blade is in good condition with a steady patina, some pitting, said nicks to cutting edge, firm in the hilt and grip. The hilt / guard and grip with age but good.
An iconic British 1804 pattern cutlass, whether it be Swedish or not, just (was) £600, now £480 . Please quote item reference Y72. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1489-117x15x14 (1.996).