Object Title

Cutlass

Cutlass

Date

1804-1840

Object Number

IX.3762

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: Buff-piece present. (As at 17/02/1992)

Dimensions

BladeLength735mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade: crowned GR cypher (remains of); crown over '4'(?).On spine of blade: 'OSBORN & .....' (probably originally Osborn & Gunby).

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).