Object Title

Cutlass

Cutlass

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

IX.3732

Provenance

First registered on return from Dept of Environment, Historic (Loan L105), 12/09/1991.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Plain, slightly curved, single-edged blade, with a short ricasso and a double-edged spear point, with a slight medial ridge for the last 150-200 mm (6-8 in). Fairly bad rust-pitting.

Dimensions

BladeLength733mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On inside of blade: crown over 'B' over '13'.On back of blade, near hilt: 'H[EIG]HI[NGTON]'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For details and illustrations of hilt, see W.E. May and P.G.W. Annis, 'Swords for Sea Service', London, 1970, Vol. I, p.91, Vol. II, Pls 64C, 68, 71. Precise date of pattern is not clear.