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Nathan Starr 1826 Contract for the Model M1826 American Federal Naval Cutlass with RARE Iron Scabbard! #1


Photographic Examples, Documentation, Historical Analysis and Availability of the American Federal Navy's Model M1826 Pattern Naval Cutlass with Scabbard Manufactured by Nathan Starr. Only 2,000 were produced under this 1826 Naval Cutlass Starr Contract.

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M 1826 Pattern Nathan Star Contract Federal Naval Cutlass

Above is an excellent example of the model M1826 naval cutlass called the Nathan Starr 1826 Contract (also known as the Starr Contract 1826) Naval Cutlass with the VERY rare metal scabbard. Note the one piece sheet metal closed cup counterguard and knuckleguard and the angle of the wooden grip secured onto the single fullered curved blade.

The M1826 naval cutlass also had a new design in that the closed cup and knuckleguard were flanged out along the edges and at the turned down quillon. The hilt-blade angle was very unique and a departure from previous models which is very similar to Starr's enlisted cavaly saber (called the Starr Contract of 1818).

Examples and documentation of this specific cutlass can be found in Gilkerson's "Boarders Away" page 96. Also found on page 52 of Peterson's "The American Sword, 1775-1945". Also on page 45 of Rankin's "Small Arms of the Sea Services".

Nathan Starr Contract of 1826 Pattern Naval Cutlass

The Starr Contract of 1826 Naval Cutlass is very recognizable with the flared and black japanned one-piece sheet metal iron counterguard and knuckleguard, wooden grip with 10 turned rings and iron ferrules on either end, and especially the distinctive hilt-to-blade angle.

nathan starr contract 1826 naval cutlass markings


n starr contract 1826 naval cutlass inspector initials

The 25" single fullered curved blade had both "U.S." and "N.STARR" stamped vertically on the obverse ricasso with inspector marks "E" and sometimes along with an "R" stamped on the reverse side of the blade.



starr contract 1826 naval cutlass hilt, wooden grip, flared counterguard and knuckleguard, blade angle

starr contract 1826 naval cutlass blade tip starr contract 1826 naval cutlass blade tip

Sometimes you will also find letters and/or numbers engraved onto the handle, as in the case above which shows an "X". Sometimes these in the field marks, stamps, or engravings are self-explanatory and sometimes there does not appear to be a reason. This particular specimen's hilt, guard and blade are in excellent condition with remnants of the black japanning still visible on the guard.

Additionally, many of these early Starr cutlasses had rack numbers stamped onto the spine or onto the guard. This particular specimen has the Roman Number "I" stamped onto the spine.

The very rare and original iron scabbard also comes with this specimen and except for a few dents as can be expected it is in solid condition with remnants of the original black japanning still visible.

M 1826 Pattern Nathan Star Contract Federal Naval Cutlass

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US Federal Navy Model M1826 Nathan Starr 1826 Contract of Naval Cutlass w/ rare Metal Scabbard! - #1
RARE! Perfect example of a Model 1826 Nathan Starr Contract Naval Cutlass fully marked and comes with original iron Scabbard!! The wooden grip of the cutlass has some separation and the iron scabbard has a very minor dent. The hilt has been stamped with the rack number "76" and the spine of the blade has been stamped with XVIII. Only 2000 of the M1826 were produced.

NOTE: Collectors and Buyers Beware! Excellent unmarked reproductions (forgeries) of the M1826 were produced in the 1970s but without the regulation scabbard. There are distinct differences which exist and can be seen when placing an authentic M1826 beside the 1970 reproduction/forgery.
 
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US Federal Navy Model M1826 Nathan Starr 1826 Naval Cutlass w/ rare Metal Scabbard! - #2
RARE! Another perfect example of a Model 1826 Nathan Starr Contract Naval Cutlass fully marked and comes with original iron Scabbard! Both cutlass and scabbard are in excellent condition without any damage or loss. Only 2000 of the M1826 cutlass were ever produced.

NOTE: Collectors and Buyers Beware! Excellent unmarked reproductions (forgeries) of the M1826 were produced in the 1970s but without the regulation scabbard. There are distinct differences which exist and can be seen when placing an authentic M1826 beside the 1970 reproduction/forgery.
 
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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.