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Hilt of cutlass
Cutlass, the hilt of the cutlass consists of a half-basket guard, which is riveted to the knuckle-bow. The hilt of the cutlass is stamped on the inside with '3 M 172'. The cutlass has a brass helmet-shaped pommel. The grip is leather and the steel blade is slightly curved, with a broad groove running within 178mm of point. The obverse of the blade is engraved with the date '1861'. The reverse of the blade is engraved with the words 'Made by Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee'.
Ames Manufacturing Company
- Image reference: E1349
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London