Cutlass and Knife Display, Circa early 1800's
This unique display piece stands 48" tall buy 23" wide at the top tapering down to 11" at the bottom. There are two antique original naval cutlasses and scabbards mounted with two nautical knives displayed at the top of the piece.
The fixed blade knife is made by "I Wilson" of Sheffield, England and the handle is stamped "US Navy 1861"
The small folding knife is mid-late 19th century. Anchor and crown horn inlay with “Best quality English Utility” marked on the blade.
The brass guard Model 1860 Navy Cutlass with scabbard is a well worn original from the beginning of the Civil War. Pommel markings "13M 178" denote the serial number of 13,178.
The Cutlass with the black guard is an antique French Naval Cutlass, model 1803 dated May of 1816 engraved on the spine of the blade, with scabbard. Remnants of large engraved anchor can be seen on the blade, as well as makers marks as shown.
Inventory # 0025