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U.S. Naval Cutlass

U.S. Naval Cutlass
Title
U.S. Naval Cutlass
Date 
1900-1920
Medium 
Steel, brass, paint; leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 in. ( 73.3 x 9.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Naval cutlass with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; elliptical brass counter-guard, black-painted metal grip with molded ridges, and brass, helmet-shaped pommel (no knuckle bow); leather scabbard with metal (brass?) mounts, the tip with ball terminus.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles McCauley
Object Number 
1922.126ab
Marks 
stamped: on top of counter-guard: "9 M / 95"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this cutlass was used on board the U.S.S. Ohio.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group