Object Title

Cutlass

Cutlass

Date

1804-1840

Object Number

IX.3761

Provenance

First registered on return from loan to Deal Castle (English Heritage, ref. no. 81000054) (Loan L10), 09/01/1992.

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Cream paint or putty coating to grip. Buff-piece present. Extreme tip of blade missing. (As at 17/02/1992)

Dimensions

BladeLength726mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade: crown over '1'; '36'; GR cypher (remains of, probably originally crowned).On spine of blade: '(H)ADLEY.(S) (the s uncertain); 'C&I' (all three characters uncertain).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For details and illustrations, see W.E. May and P.G.W. Annis, 'Swords for Sea Service', London, 1970, Vol. I, pp.78-9, 90, Vol. II, Pls 64B, 66, and W. Gilkerson, 'Boarders Away', Lincoln, U.S.A., 1991, pp.84-5, Pls 84 (right), H (modified guard), Drawing 25 (right).