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Lot of 2 U.S. Civil War-era Naval Cutlasses

1.) U.S. Model 1841 Naval Cutlass. 21" blade length. 28" overall with scabbard.  Double edged blade and brass hilt stamped with a crested American Eagle to both sides of pommel. Item has a plain unmarked knuckle guard and a scale-patterned grip. Blade appears to be marked "USN 1843" to left side ricasso, and "N.P." to right side ricasso. Blade features center ridges to both sides, extending full length of blade. Includes black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. 

2.) U.S. Model 1860 Naval Cutlass. 25.75" blade length. 32" overall with scabbard. Single edged, single fuller blade with unmarked brass bow, leather grip wrapped with copper wire, and brass pommel. Blade is marked "(anchor)/P/J.R.G./1862" to right side ricasso, and features a partial sharp boxed Ames-Chicopee, Massachusetts manufacturer mark. Also marked "6M/780" under guard. Includes leather scabbard with copper fixtures to throat area, and extending length of blade to chape. 

Condition:

1.) Good. Blade has mottled gray patina discoloration. Dull serration marks to blades on both sides. Brass finish has worn away to parts of scaled grip. Scabbard does not appear to fit full length of blade, ricasso still exposed when sheathed. Leather is in good condition. 

2.) Good. Blade is in great condition with very few defects. Has green residue to left side of blade from oxidation to brass fixtures on scabbard. Threaded copper wiring wrapping to grip has become undone. Denting and strike marks to bow. Leather is in good condition. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,800
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