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Ship's cutlasses

2000.12AB (RS246823)

Description

Two iron ship's cutlasses, or swords, crossed and bound together at center with metal wire. A) with bone handle and wider blade. B) with iron handle and thin blade. Both with platformed rest for thumb knuckle. B) with additional guards around handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1780
Material
bone (material)
iron (metal)
Object type
Armaments; Edged Weapons
Descriptive terms
bone (material)
cutlasses
iron (metal)
Sword
Dimensions
5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2000.12AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Lowell Burnett
GUSN
26438

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