Civil War Naval Officers Cutlass 1862

26" curved, single-edged blade, 19" median fuller, 1.25" wide at ricasso. 6" hilt with gilt brass full basket guard, pierced with the letters USN. Exterior of basket fluted, leather covered grip with 18 strands of twisted wire wrap. Reverse ricasso marked with Ames scroll mark, obverse ricasso marked U.S.N. / 1862. With leather scabbard, seamed with 39 copper rivets on the reverse with brass frog knob on face at throat.


Very good. Blade with a mottled light and dark gray patina showing scattered surface oxidation and some lightly scattered pitting. Markings remain legible. Guard with traces of gilt, grip with wear to the leather, wire somewhat loose. Scabbard good to very good, with numerous minor bends, significant crazing, some finish loss and a repair at the tip.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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