c. 1690 A.D.
The cutlass sword was the weapon of choice for mid-17th century pirates. It makes for an ideal, seaworthy sidearm for a number of reasons relating to its size, weight and simplicity. 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 any crowded melee that ensued on-board. The high-quality sword blade is of hand-forged high carbon steel, tempered for strength and meticulously polished to a superb finish. This is one of the strongest and finest swords available. Hand-crafted by the famed metalsmiths at Windlass Steelcrafts. Complete with a leather scabbard reinforced by a brass throat and chape.
Overall: 31½" Blade: 25"Lx2"W. 3/16" thick. 3 lbs./4 oz.