DescriptionPair of French Model 1804 Cutlasses by Klingenthal.
23 ½-inch slightly curved blades. Ribbed brass grips with integral knuckle bow and single turned-down quillon. One with maker's mark: Manufacture Royale du Klingenthal on spine and dated 1817. This same blade marked with three acceptance stamps including: [star]/K in oval, B[linked chain] in oval and L in oval. Brass knuckle bow also with three acceptance marks including: K in oval, B[linked chain] in oval. Reverse with JB in oval. These are the marks from Joseph Innocent Krantz, Jean-Georges Bick and François Louis Lobstein, who were inspectors during this period. The second cutlass has only a [star]/B acceptance mark on the blade and a numeral 6 on the guard.
Condition: Both good. The blades with moderate age wear and patina with scattered patches of staining and fine pitting. Both tips with tiny dents. Brass guards with nice mellow age patina and scattered spotting.
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