Early 19th century. A pattern about which conflicting information is published. One account identifies it as a Napoleonic naval cutlass, another, Belgian. Said to be patterned after the French model, in fact, it is more closely related to the Russian 1817 pattern suggesting an Eastern European origin. Brass hilt. 23 1/2” blade bearing an unidentified ordnance mark. Leather scabbard lacks the tip mount. The evolution of information surely will provide specifics within a few years. Our evidence points to an Eastern European origin.