An early Federal Period naval cutlass
Lot 5091
An early Federal Period naval cutlass
Sold for US$ 1,872 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An early Federal Period naval cutlass
circa 1790-1810
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.
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Footnotes

  • Note: For a cutlass of similar design see page 87 of Boarders Away by William Gilkerson.
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