28.5" straight, spear point blade, with narrow 22" fuller along the spine. Solid iron 4.75" hilt with 4.5" diameter disk-shaped guard with rolled quillon at top and 3.25" diameter knuckle guard. The first semi-standardized British naval cutlasses, these "Figure-8" cutlasses first started to enter service around 1730, becoming more standardized ca 1740-1760. This example is likely from the end of the 18th century.
Good. Blade with a smoky gray patina and showing moderate amounts of oxidation, discoloration and some light pitting, particularly at the ricasso. Tip slightly rounded with some nicks along the edge of the blade. Hilt and guards with remnants of black paint and showing oxidation and scattered moderately deep pitting.
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