Sardinian M1847 Naval Cutlass


SKU: 491 Category:


Sardinian/Piedmont naval cutlass, based on French 1830 but with generally heavier and larger blade. Made by Solingen.

Service at sea was very hard on steel. In order to prevent rust and prolong the service life of these weapons the hilts and guards would have been regularly re-painted. Evidence of consecutive layers of black paint can be seen on the inside of the bowl guard.