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Authentic Historically Significant Antique Civil War US Navy Model M1860 Naval Cutlass with Fighting Nicks on the Blade and "Kill Notches" cut into the Knuckle Guard of the Hilt Making this the Rarest of the Rare. Serial Number 10M802 is Clearly Stamped on the Inside Quintillon of the Counter Guard. The Initials "USN" and "DR" as well as the Date "1862" are Clearly Visible on the Ricasso. On the Obverse the Ames Mfg Co maker-mark is also clear.


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The curved blade of the cutlass is in excellent condition with some slight pitting as can be expected. The hilt is in excellent condition with the only defect the missing brass wire wrap which is also typical. The scabbard is just a remnant and being offered as-is.

The three "kill notches" found on this cutlass were period cut as there is no difference in the overall even patina of the cutlass grip, guard and notches themselves. While very rare it is also typical of after-action practices found performed by most enlisted seamen, especially in the US Navy where 'personalizing' an edged weapon was not necessarilly frowned upon. It was a very similar practice throughout the ages as can readily be seen during WWII by fighter pilots on their planes after downing an enemy plane; or commanders and captains of ships and submarines when sinking an enemy vessel.

These Sea Service edged weapons were never issued to individual seamen as personal weapons but were kept in a common armament locker only to be taken out and issued when needed. The fact that this cutlass was 'personalized' may mean that the sailor who used the cutlass for its intended purpose kept it as a personal souvenier of sorts.

m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches Showing obverse side of the M1860 naval cutlass

m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches Showing reverse side of the M1860 naval cutlass

m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches

m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches

Photo to the left shows the reverse side of the hilt. Note the three kill notches on the edge of the knuckle guard and faint but discernable Ames stamp.
Photo to the right shows the obverse side of the hilt. Note the arsenal and inspection marks: USN, DR, 1862.
m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches m1860 naval cutlass with kill notches

Photo to the left shows the reverse side of the hilt and grip.
Photo to the right shows the obverse side of the hilt and gip, including the closed cup

 
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These Handcrafted Wooden Wall Brackets or Wall Mounts Are Made for the Wide and Large Hilts Normally Found on Cutlasses and Some Swords and Prevent the Hilt or Cup From Touching the Wall. The TPL Wall Brackets Come Complete with 2 Brackets and 2 Mounting Screws, and are Available in 3 Sizes with a Choice of Oak or Walnut Woods!
 
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M1860 Naval Cutlass s/n 10M802 #1
One of a kind!! Serial number 10M802. Dated 1862 with USN and DR initials clearly seen on ricasso with maker mark visible on the obverse. Remnants of scabbard. Of note are small battle nicks on the blade and three "kill notches" on the knuckle guard which makes this cutlass one-of-a-kind.
 
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ANY TEXT BELOW THIS LINE IS SOLEY FOR THE BENEFIT OF SEARCH BOTS, SPYDERS AND OTHER DENIZENS OF THE DEEP DARK SEA INTERNET These Antique Naval Cutlass or Navy Swords were used by the US Navy and Marine During the Civil War throughout the mid to late 19th Century and early to mid 20th Century, up until WWII. These Antique Nautical pieces of equipment were multi-purpose to repel boarders, part of landed naval militia for use below decks in the berthing spaces
Manufactured by the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Mass they had that famous pirate look.