Category: 1889

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British Pattern 1889 Cutlass made by Robert Mole & Sons

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British Private Purchase Cutlass Based on the Pattern 1889 Naval Cutlass

71 cm straight blade with clipped-back point by Wilkinson, steel guard with rolled edge, two-piece brass grips.

Nearly identical to the Pattern 1889 Naval Cutlass, but with a ribbed brass grip instead of a ribbed iron grip.

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British Cutlasses

From top to bottom: pre-regulation cutlass, Pattern 1804 Cutlass, Pattern 1845 Cutlass, Pattern 1858 Cutlass, Pattern 1889 Cutlass, Pattern 1900 Cutlass.

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Weapons storage on board the HMS Warrior: Pattern 1889 Cutlasses, Pattern 1888 Boarding Pikes (I think), Colt Navy Revolvers.

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British Cutlasses, 1804-1900

From left to right: Pattern 1804 Cutlass, Pattern 1845/58 Cutlass, Pattern 1859 Cutlass Bayonet, Pattern 1889 Cutlass, Pattern 1900 Cutlass.

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British Pattern 1889 Infantry Sergeant’s Sword

A very rare 1889 pattern Infantry (or Rifles) Sergeant’s sword with a steel hilt. The standard 1889 pattern is rare enough by itself, but that has a copper-alloy hilt. This example has a steel hilt, which may indicate attribution to a Rifles regiment, but it has the VR cypher rather than the Rifles strung horn. So the jury is out on who exactly these swords were made for. I have only seen one other example like this sold in the past. This one was made in April 1891 by Mole of Birmingham and has all the markings you’d expect, including the War Department arrow of acceptance. There is a regimental marking on the throat of the scabbard, but I cannot make it out due to pitting. The guard, backstrap and scabbard are lightly pitted all over, but the blade is very clean and bright, with clear etching and stamps. Everything is solid and tight. The shagreen is good and the grip wire intact. A rare piece, with the correct scabbard.

victoriansword: Weapons storage on board the H…

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Weapons storage on board the HMS Warrior: Pattern 1889 Cutlasses, Pattern 1888 Boarding Pikes (I think), Colt Navy Revolvers.

British Private Purchase Cutlass Based on the …

British Private Purchase Cutlass Based on the Pattern 1889 Naval Cutlass

71 cm straight blade with clipped-back point by Wilkinson, steel guard with rolled edge, two-piece brass grips.

Nearly identical to the Pattern 1889 Naval Cutlass, but with a ribbed brass grip instead of a ribbed iron grip.

victoriansword: British Cutlasses From top to …

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British Cutlasses

From top to bottom: pre-regulation cutlass, Pattern 1804 Cutlass, Pattern 1845 Cutlass, Pattern 1858 Cutlass, Pattern 1889 Cutlass, Pattern 1900 Cutlass.

British Pattern 1889 Infantry Sergeant’s Sword…

British Pattern 1889 Infantry Sergeant’s Sword

A very rare 1889 pattern Infantry (or Rifles) Sergeant’s sword with a steel hilt. The standard 1889 pattern is rare enough by itself, but that has a copper-alloy hilt. This example has a steel hilt, which may indicate attribution to a Rifles regiment, but it has the VR cypher rather than the Rifles strung horn. So the jury is out on who exactly these swords were made for. I have only seen one other example like this sold in the past. This one was made in April 1891 by Mole of Birmingham and has all the markings you’d expect, including the War Department arrow of acceptance. There is a regimental marking on the throat of the scabbard, but I cannot make it out due to pitting. The guard, backstrap and scabbard are lightly pitted all over, but the blade is very clean and bright, with clear etching and stamps. Everything is solid and tight. The shagreen is good and the grip wire intact. A rare piece, with the correct scabbard.