American Revolutionary War - War of 1812 Naval Cutlass, #2634 Edged Weapons
A Very Rare American Revolutionary War - War of 1812 Naval Cutlass, circa. 1780-1805. 18" strait double-edge blade, iron guard, (3) bent brass straps form a protective basket. Wood grip. 23" overall, unmarked. A rare cutlass that should be further researched...
Note; the only other similar example is a British Royal Navy Model 1804 with a variant hilt pictured on page. 85 of 'BOARDERS AWAY' by, William Gilkerson, c. 1991.