A 17th century naval cutlass
Lot 5090
A 17th century naval cutlass
Sold for US$ 1,170 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 17th century naval cutlass
possibly American
Broad, slightly curved 24 inch single edged blade with deep 17 inch fuller below the spine. Iron hilt comprising a large shell with incised banding, downcurving quillon with button finial, knucklebow with center swell and extending to integral flat pommel cap. One-piece bone grip.
Condition: Blade with mottled patina showing areas of light pitting. Hilt with dark patina. Grip showing wear.
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Footnotes

  • Note: For American cutlasses of similar design see 364.S and 365.S, Swords & Blades of the American Revolution, by George C. Newmann.
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