Ship's cutlasses

Collection Type

  • Armament

Date

1750-1780

GUSN

GUSN-26438

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

Descriptive Terms

cutlasses
bone (material)
iron (metal)
Sword
Sword

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armaments; Edged Weapons

Dimensions

5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Lowell Burnett

Accession Number

2000.12AB