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Both the Chief Petty Officer and any Regular Officer were authorized to use this U. S. 1860 Officer's Cutlass.
The Chief Petty Officer rank is the highest rank that an enlisted person can achieve, and while the Chief Petty
Officer is technically an enlisted person (in charge of all enlisted persons), the Chief Petty Officer, as well
as all Officers ARE AUTHORIZED TO wear this Officer's Cutlass.
All enlisted men were given the standard 1860 Naval Cutlass at
no cost, however, the Chief Petty Officer could purchase and wear this 1860 Officer's Cutlass.
On the other hand, all Regular Officers were required to purchase their own sword.
The 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass features the USN embellished polished solid brass scalloped shell basket, with a
comfortable leather grip with twisted wire.
The blade measures 26 1/2 inches (67.3 cm) and is made of tempered high carbon steel.
The blade is stamped with the authentic Navy Anchor and Maker's / Inspector's Marks.
The blade is a 0.200 inch (5.1 mm) thick and 1.16 inch (2.9 cm) wide and
Custom engraving is available for up to three lines of text.
When ordering please specify the desired location and orientation of the engraving.
This Officer's Cutlass measures 32 inches (81.3 cm) overall and weighs 2 pounds (0.9 kg).
The leather scabbard is complete with the leather "Frog" for hanging from a belt.
The leather scabbard has the regulation copper rivets on the backside and the leather scabbard and frog
weigh 12.7 ounces (360 grams).
The 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass comes with an unsharpened blade, just like the extremely rare antique
cutlasses produced by the original manufacturers.
However, you can easily sharpen the blade yourself.
The U.S. 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass with the frog and leather scabbard sells for only $169.
We also offer the similar 1860 Naval Cutlass with Leather Scabbard.
U.S. 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass w/ Leather Scabbard and Frog
Detail of USN Basket
Detail of Stamping on Blade
Naval Officer's Cutlass
in Leather Scabbard
Back of Scabbard and Cutlass
Detail of Twisted
Wire Leather Grip
Detail of Leather
Frog and Basket