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Well Documented British Royal Navy Figure 8 Cutlass with Sheet Metal Grip used by both American and British Navies during the American Revolutionary War, and to a Lesser Extent Only as Outdated Inventory by the American Federal Navy during the War of 1812


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The Above Photograph Illustrates a pre-1804 British Royal Navy Cutlass "double disk" or figure-8 cutlass with round sheet metal grip and curved blade, a pattern less commonly found in the mid to late 18th century (1750-1796). Most of the double-lobed figure-8 naval cutlasses of this period have the straight blade. During the American Revolution the British Sea Service Naval Cutlass (1750-1796 pattern) was also widely used by the American Continental Navy.

In some cases the American cutlers used either a British or German marked blade (some even with the Royal Cypher) and produced their own hilts and guards to make an "American produced" naval cutlass.

The above navy cutlass is well marked on both the reverse and obverse sides of the blade with a British Royal Crown and the Royal Cypher "GR" of King George III. No other marks visible. This particular naval cutlass is slightly curved 26.5" blade with a single fuller ending 6" from the upturned tip. Still has remnants of the black japanning left on the hilt, guard and grip. No maker marks are visible.

This naval cutlass could have been produced and used by either the British or American navies - and quite possibly both!

Also See pages 82, 83, 91, 92 and 93 in Gilkerson's "Boarders Away". Page 15, 40, 41, 42 of Rankin's "Small Arms of the Sea Service". See page 185, 186 (#'s 372, 373) of Neumann's "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution".

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RARE! British Royal Navy Figure 8 Cutlass 1750-1790s
Excellent Condition - Classical Figure 8 Hilt with round sheet metal grip and Royal Cyphers stamped on both reverse and obverse blades, Crown over GR. Could have been used by either British or American sailors, or both!
 
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See pages 82, 83, 91, 92 and 93 in Gilkerson's "Boarders Away". Page 15, 40, 41, 42 of Rankin's "Small Arms of the Sea Service". See page 185, 186 (#'s 372, 373) of Neumann's "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution".
 
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The naval cutlass was also sometimes known as a navy sword or naval short sword as the blade was sometimes significantly shorter than some of the 30" plus blades found on infantry and calvary swords.

moreover the sweeping blade of the cutlass was called in french the "falchion" which distiguishes it from the straigher sword blades.