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French model 1833 naval cup-hilt cutlass, engraved on spine with script "Manuf re R le de Chatellera

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French model 1833 naval cup-hilt cutlass, engraved on spine with script  Manuf re R le de Chatellera
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French model 1833 naval cup-hilt cutlass, engraved on spine with script "Manuf re R le de Chatellerault anno 1841" or "of Royal Manufacture in Chatellerault 1841". 32-1/4" long, 26-1/4" blade. Made for the French navy and so prized that it was copied by other navies, this sword a sturdy age-pitted example with anchors engraved on either side of blade about 3" below ricasso, simple metal cuphilt, and leather washer still joining hilt to blade, ornate script indicating place and date of manufacture.