RM1019 Historic M1860 Naval Cutlass brass cup guard has no issues but has an old coating of varnish which could be removed. The knucklebow is stamped Philadelphia as it would have been in the USS Philadelphia's inventory. Quillion is stamped with the rack mark M / 710. Leather grip intact. Blade is bright with some staining. Leather scabbard is excellent with frog stud and full rivets on reverse. . Nice example from a ship with great combat history
History of the U.S.S. Philadelphia
Philadelphia—LieutenantWilliam Nicholson Jefferscommanding — operated on thePotomac Riveras a patrol vessel. In May, she was detailed to transport ordnance stores to Fortress Monroe, to Philadelphia and to New York. Upon return to the Washington Navy Yard, Jeffers reported that the steamer was in no respect suitable for outside service. She continued to operate on the Potomac River until October 1861, primarily transporting troops downriver toFort Washington.
With the close of hostilitiesPhiladelphiawas sent to the Washington Navy Yard where she decommissioned on 31 August 1865. She was sold atpublic auctionon 15 September to N. L. and G. Griswold. RenamedIronsidesin 1869, she was lost by stranding atHog Island, Virginiaon 29 August 1873.