Object Title

Sword - British ‘Pattern’ 1804 Naval Cutlass

Sword - British ‘Pattern’ 1804 Naval Cutlass

Date

early 19th century

Object Number

IX.1449

Physical Description

The black painted guard is formed of a plain oval shell in one with an ovoid knuckle-guard. The rear edged of the shell has a plain curved quillon directed away from the hand. The knuckle-guard terminates over the pommel in a flat cap with a rectangular slot along the narrowed end piece curved to join the top of the grip.

The grip is ribbed and shaped to the hand. Painted black.

The straight blade is single edged and flat/has plain faces and a spear point. On the outer face it is marked with a crown over a large pair of worn initials G.R. Beneath is a upside down 20, with the 2 overstamped with an I
There is a small crown over 4,
Spine/back markerd DAWE[S] over BIRM.

Techniques

Forged

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength735 mm
OverallLength860 mm
OverallWeight1075 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Inspectors marks
Crown [over] 4
Blade
Stamped
Royal Cypher
Crown and GR [worn]
Blade
Stamped
Unknown
Upside down '20' with 'I' stamped over the '2'. Possible rack number.
Blade
Stamped

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