PLEASE CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW - BRITISH ‘PATTERN’ 1804 NAVAL CUTLASS - EARLY 19TH CENTURY - With double disc “Figure of Eight” shaped guard of sheet iron, cast Iron grip with vertical and horizontal grooves intended for gripping when wet. The rear of the sheet iron guard was slotted for use of a saber knot. Heavy 29 inch blade terminating in a spear point (damaged). The makers mark is not visible on the spine of the blade due to some pitting although there is a stamp numbered ’16’ at the inner face.
In relic condition, the blade has patches of pitting, some nicks along the cutting edge of the blade and is damaged at the tip. The grip and hilt has come movement although all components remain securely attached to each other.