Naval Cutlass, Model 1841 - Inventory Number: SWO 157 / SOLD
The Naval cutlass was intended for general use as ship defense, the sword is relatively short to allow for fighting in close quarters. Standard features include a wide brass guard designed to give extra protection to the sailors’ hand, grip is brass and adorned with fish scale design, blade is straight with edge both top and bottom.
Solid brass hilt with fish scale grip held by 3 steel rivets. An American eagle is cast into both sides of the pommel. The blade is double edged, slightly diamond shape with a raised center line on both sides. Marked U.S.N. / 1842. In 1842 there were a total of 2,500 produced. These 1842 dated swords appear to have never had any inspection markings as found on subsequent years of production. This sword has 52 stamped into the guard. The cutlass is complete with the original black leather scabbard. The scabbard has a riveted belt loop and over 30 reinforcing rivets along the seam some loss to fracture in middle and bottom, remainder is sound.
A veteran of both the Mexican War and American Civil War!
Inventory Number: SWO 157 / SOLD