A scarce American/European C.1780 Naval Cutlass
This is an unsusual and rare American/European C.1780 Naval Cutlass. The style and method of manufacture probably indicates an American origin although these cutlasses were also seen in European hands. Comprises a simple iron hilt with copper ferrule to the grip that is made from ribbed wood. Wide, slightly curved blade. For similar examples of these early cutlasses, please see Swords and Blades of the American Revolution by George Neumann.
Condition of the Cutlass
In good overall condition with pleasant dark patina to both the hilt and blade.
Specifications of the Cutlass
Blade length is 25 inches (30 inches overall).
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