- Short, broad and curved sword, typically used on ships from the 1400’s to the 1800’s
- Original from the golden age of European piracy, 16th-18th C.
- Hilt made of brass and handle of hardwood
- Blade made of 1065 carbon steel
- Comes with a scabbard
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Description of the Product
The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of sea rogues through the foreboding mist - this cutlass can't help but unleash adventurous images. A descendant of the medieval falchion, cutlass is short, broad and typically slightly curved sword commonly used on ships. It was probably developed by the British Navy, as they were after a weapon which could be used on land, but would also be perfect for naval combat in tight quarters and below the deck.
The thick, single-edged blade of a slightly curved naval saber could equally slice through ropes or sails, and pierce an enemy at close quarters. As well as being more efficient in cramped surroundings, the naval saber was straightforward and easy to learn, requiring far less training than the use of a rapier or a small sword would have taken to master. The sword type caught on and was soon used on ships throughout the world as empires hired mercenaries to attack the ships and colonies of other empires. The battle was bloody, and no trick was left unused in the battle for hegemony in western Africa, the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean. Naturally such a fitting weapon was used similarly on the ships that flew the black flag, as European piracy saw its heyday from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
The hilt of the Pirate’s Companion sword is made of brass, a material which wouldn’t corrode in the salty stormy seas, and the grip is hardwood. The fully tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade is worth its salt against any seabeast or while swarming the side of a galley. Black leather scabbard seen in pictures is included.
Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
|Overall length:||80.6 cm|
|Blade length:||66.5 cm|
|Handle length:||12.9 cm|
|Point of Balance:||15 cm|
|Width at Guard:||3.85 cm|
|Width at Tip:||2.1 cm|
|Thickness at Guard:||4.8 mm|
|Thickness at Tip:||3.5 mm|
|Blade material:||1065 carbon steel|
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