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Title Royal Navy cutlass, penultimate pattern
Nationality British
Period 1892
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This pattern is distinguished by its straight blade - the first RN cutlass to depart from the tradition of the curved blade (with the sole exception of the 1805 pattern) - and its cast iron grips. The final pattern had a chequered leather grip, with a fullered blade, thus quite different, sharing only the guard with the turned over edges.

It has an issue date for 1892 stamped into the forte, along with various inspectors' stamps. It has the bulk of its original black paint to the grip. Originally, there would have been an iron-mounted leather scabbard, which, sadly, has been lost. The blade was lightly rusted overall and I have carefully cleaned this to produce a reasonable finish.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]


Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

The sword [knot] arrived today, very pleased with it. Your service is very quick and you are always a pleasure to buy from.

M H, UK, 20.01.2011