Category: cutlasses

victoriansword: British Pattern 1889 Cutlass …

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British Pattern 1889 Cutlass made by Robert Mole & Sons

British Police Cutlass, 19th Century

British Police Cutlass, 19th Century

By Parker Field & Son, London with plain guard and shaped wooden handle in original leather scabbard with belt strap, by John Ireland & Son, stamped DMP 585, approx. 61 cm (24").

British Pattern 1900 Naval Cutlasses

British Pattern 1900 Naval Cutlasses

With chrome finishes to both, blades are marked Wilkinson and have various markings to the blades, one marked 1903 the other marked 1902.

British River Police Cutlass, 19th Century

British River Police Cutlass, 19th Century

With scabbard and wire bound shagreen grip, 75 cm in length.

Of the type used by the Thames River Police. The blade, scabbard, and locking mechanism/button are identical to those found on regular police cutlasses. The hilt is what sets this apart.

victoriansword: A River Tyne Police Hanger …

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A River Tyne Police Hanger and companion truncheon

The first by “Parker, Field & Sons, 233 Holborn, London”, both circa 1870,
the first with curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point, the back-edge fitted with spring-catch at the forte, etched with maker’s details in full on one side and “Tyne River Police” on the other, regulation brass hilt, and ribbed fishskin-covered grip, in original brass-mounted scabbard, the locket with frog-stud (locking button missing), 58cm blade, the truncheon painted in polychrome and gilt with crown and cipher over a red ground cartouche, inscribed “River Tyne Police” over a natural ribbed handle, stamped to terminal, “Field 59, Leman Ste.”, 44cm.

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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.

Hanger, 18th Century

Hanger, 18th Century

This elegant ‘hanger’ probably dates from the mid-1700s and likely had a naval heritage—shorter swords like this being more effective weapons for fighting in the confined spaces of warships. Bone grips are also associated with service within the famous East India Company.

Two identical stamps can be found on the blade, one on either side, which I haven’t been able to identify. The three fullers suggest a German origin for the blade but overall the design is similar to some of the naval hangers made by the famous Birmingham sword-maker Samuel Harvey. The blade is still relatively sharp and ends in a nice clipped point, an uncommonly found feature. The stirrup-hilt has a more pleasing shape to it than most of its stablemates, being waisted across the crossguard.

victoriansword: Pile-O-Cutlasses

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Pile-O-Cutlasses

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.

victoriansword: From Instructions for the E…

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From Instructions for the Exercise of Small Arms, Field Pieces, etc., for the Use of Her Majesty’s Ships, 1859.