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Scottish Pirate Cutlass

£154.17

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Pirates greatly appreciated the cutlass for its effectiveness in close combat. Because of its relatively compact dimensions, a cutlass could do quite a bit of damage in the close quarters of a ship's hold, while a strong cut with its broad blade could even sever the mighty ropes of a ship. Sometimes the classic cutlass was made with an openwork hilt for ventilation plus hand protection, but the single-edged, wide, curved blade with a distinctive yelman is characteristic of all cutlasses. The grip is wrapped with leather and the rounded pommel is riveted. The accompanying scabbard has a mount and chape made of steel. Circa 1690.

Total length: 79 cm
Blade length: 63 cm
Grip length: 9 cm
Weight: 1.43 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.3 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 4.3 mm
Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
Blade width (CoP): 4.7 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Nut
ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 500920

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £154.17 Incl. Tax: £185.00
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The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of sea rogues through the foreboding mist - this new cutlass can't help but unleash adventurous images. Scottish born Capt. William Kidd, we're sure, would have favoured this sword. As seen in period art, the Scottish Basket-Hilt was at times married to a cutlass blade (this one has a double edge for the first 9" of the blade). The basket itself provided excellent hand protection and could deliver a hard blow in the crowded melee that ensued on board.

Pirates greatly appreciated the cutlass for its effectiveness in close combat. Because of its relatively compact dimensions, a cutlass could do quite a bit of damage in the close quarters of a ship's hold, while a strong cut with its broad blade could even sever the mighty ropes of a ship. Sometimes the classic cutlass was made with an openwork hilt for ventilation plus hand protection, but the single-edged, wide, curved blade with a distinctive yelman is characteristic of all cutlasses. The grip is wrapped with leather and the rounded pommel is riveted. The accompanying scabbard has a mount and chape made of steel. Circa 1690.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Bestseller No
Brand Windlass
Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Blunt - Sharpenable
Specification

Total length: 79 cm
Blade length: 63 cm
Grip length: 9 cm
Weight: 1.43 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.3 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 4.3 mm
Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
Blade width (CoP): 4.7 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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