Authentic Reproduction of the U.S. Navy 1860 Officers Cutlass
Made with close attention to detail and accuracy
We are pleased to offer this, the most accurate reproduction of a United States 1860 Naval Officerï¿½s/CPO Cutlass, available today. Unlike other imitations of the original, this Cutlass is made true to detail with a leather scabbard joined on the back with metal rivets, rather than a sewn seam. This is the Model 1860 Cutlass that replaced the USN Regulation Model 1841 during the Civil War (1860-1865) and was unique with its "Cuillere a pot" or soup ladle style shell guard. The Model 1860 Cutlass design produced the most elegant cutlass of all.
These with the cutout U.S.N. , were worn by the officers as well as CPOs and were identical to the CPO version except for the initials. This Cutlass is aesthetically pleasing and well balanced, creating an efficient fighting tool within the confined quarters aboard warships. About 22,000 of the 1860 Naval Cutlasses were produced by Ames Sword Company for the Navy, and 300 were purchased by the U. S. Army. The cutlass has a polished brass basket for hand protection with a comfortable, genuine leather grip with twisted wire. The tempered high carbon steel blade has a length of 25 1/2 inches (64.8 cm), The blade is 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) thick and 1 1/16 inches (2.7 cm) wide at the midpoint. This U.S. 1860 Naval Cutlass measures 31 3/4 inches (80.6 cm) overall and weighs 2 1/2 pounds (1.13 kg).Accompanying the sword is a leather scabbard that features the regulation copper rivets on the backside and a plain tip like the Ames original. Also, the scabbard has an attached leather "Frog" that allows the sword to be hung from a belt. The cutlass with scabbard and frog weighs 3 pounds.