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1800's Trafalgar Era British Naval Cutlass (sold)

An exceptionally rare early 1800's British seaman's naval cutlass, Battle of Trafalgar Era.

1800's Trafalgar Era British Naval Cutlass1800's British seaman's naval cutlass, Battle of Trafalgar Era

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Exceptionally rare authentic (guaranteed) very early 1800's British naval cutlass. You may see a number of reproductions around but very rarely do you actually come across an authentic 1800 cutlass like this.

These items had a long and arduous service life; as far as I am concerned / aware, there is no such thing as a "very good condition authentic 1800's cutlass"; if you find one that is in good condition or better, it is almost guaranteed to be a reproduction.

Basically sound, the 24 inch blade is not untypical for this pattern / model. The blade has been narrowed for the last 40%; this is either to convert it to a more effective thrusting weapon or, more likely, because of combat damage to the blade, to keep the cutlass in service. Who knows, this cutlass could well have been at the Battle of Trafalgar.

While I have it, this cutlass will take a prominent place in my display case, that is for sure. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My item reference number is 482.

 

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