These were a special order commission by the Coast Guard for an elite unit that specialized in vessel boarding, search and seizure. Retiring members received this beautiful cutlass. Based on our Windlass pirate cutlass, but with custom unit etching on the ricasso and all metal parts plated in gold. A very unique item in extremely low quantity. High carbon steel blades, hand forged with full tang. Includes leather scabbard with matching parts. May show signs of storage and may have surface rust, scratches, slight mold on leather which can be easily cleaned, etc. A contract overrun with Very Limited Quantities!