U.S. 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass
with Twisted Wire Leather Grip
and Leather Scabbard and Frog
We are proud to offer this accurate reproduction of a beautiful and rare United States 1860 Naval Officer's Cutlass.
As was standard in all branches of the U. S. Armed Services, Naval Officers had an option to purchase Non Regulation
Swords or Cutlasses.
Officers while aboard a warship preferred the short 26 inch cutlass to the longer decorative 32 - 34 inch sword.
The model of choice was an 1860 Naval Cutlass incised "USN" (United States Navy) into a beautiful scalloped
shell design stamped into the guard.
The Ames Sword Company catalog refers to this model as the "Officer's Cutlass" and since then this designation has been used.
The Chief Petty Officer
This U. S. 1860 Officer's Cutlass was authorized for use by both the Chief Petty Officer and any Regular Officer.
The highest rank that an enlisted person can achieve is the Chief Petty Officer rank, 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.
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 is made of tempered high carbon steel and has a blade length of 26 1/2 inches (67.3 cm).
This Officer's Cutlass measures 32 inches (81.3 cm) overall and weighs 2 pounds (0.9 kg).
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 can be
custom engraved with up to three lines of text.
Please specify the desired location and orientation of the engraving when ordering.
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 standard 1860 Naval Cutlass was furnished to the enlisted men at no cost but the Chief Petty Officer could
purchase and wear this 1860 Officer's Cutlass. All Regular Officers had to purchase their own sword.
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.