★ Nice 1853 British Naval Boarding Cutlass With Ship Rack Number ★
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★ Nice 1853 British Naval Boarding Cutlass With Ship Rack Number ★:
Here is anice1853 in date British naval boarding cutlassin good originalcondition. The nicely shapedblade is in good clean original condition with some nicks to the blade from being in action which can be seen in the photos. The ribbed iron griphas a nice dark patinadue to age and is tight on the blade with no looseness. The large bowl shaped steel guard has a dark smooth patina. On the front of the guard is a stamped rack tag with the number 145. On one side of the blade is a crown over the number 53 which dates it to 1853. On the opposite is an 'N' for navy and the initial 'S.C.' This cutlass would have been used against smugglers, pirates, the crimea war, the Newzealand maori wars etc. In total measuring 31.5 inches long and the blade measures26 inches long.
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