An early Federal Period naval cutlass
Broad, slightly curved 27 inch single edged blade with deep 16 inch fuller below the spine. Black japanned hilt comprising broad guard with scrolled finial and one-piece fluted grip
Condition: Blade with a dark grey patina showing some minor chipping to edge, the upper 17 inches showing some scattered light pitting, the lower section lightly pitted overall. Hilt with perhaps 30% finish mixed with dark patina.