Wecouldsay that this sword is inspired by a Cutlass housed in a European Museum, dated to late 16th Century and representative of the early Buccaneer Cutlasses used to great effect against the East India Company on the Caribbean Sea. Wecouldsay it might have been an earlier German Messer blade, cut down and given a complex hilt to suit the needs of a cutthroat pirate.
Wecouldsay a lot of things about this sword but the truth is that Gus Trim called us up one day and said ..
"Hey, I've got this nice falchion style blade I just stuck onto an old complex hilt I made a while back and tuned it all up with a wheel pommel. I think it's pretty sweet, and I think you will too. Want me to send it your way?"
When Gus asks this question there is only one answer, and that is aresoundingyes!Of course he was right and we think you will agree - this is a sweet cutlass.
The 25 3/4” blade features 20 1/2” of live edge with an unsharpened false edge on the back. Overall the sword is light and quick which should please the most discerning afficionado. A very detailed embossed leather scabbard in a thistle motif completes this unique sword piece.
25 3/4" 9260 blade
Very detailed embossed leather scabbard
Overall: 31 3/4" Blade Length: 25 3/4" Handle Length: 4 1/4" Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz Point of Balance: 4" Thickness at Guard: 6mm Blade Steel: 9260
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Cutlass, Atrim Design, Pirate Boarding Cutlass by Kingston Arms is evocative, to say the least, but that's why you're drawn to it in the first place.