RUGGED BLACK STEEL FRENCH MARINE CUTLASS
As a tool the Cutlass was ideal for the sea crew as it could be used for cutting through rope, canvas and applied to various daily tasks on the deck. A black coating was often applied to a sailors cutlass and ship gear to the lessen the potential for rusting. This French Pirate Cutlass is a beautiful and rugged replica of a classic pirate cutlass. Our French Pirate Cutlass features slightly curved antiqued steel blade and a black steel bowl hilt. French Pirate Cutlass has an overall length of 35.5," with a 26.5" blade. French Pirate Cutlass complete with black leather scabbard with brass fittings.
THE PIRATE'S CUTLASS
The Cutlass was the ideal weapon for both the Pirate and the Sailor. As a tool the Cutlass was ideal for the sea man as it could be used for cutting through rope, canvas and wood. However, this was not what made the Cutlass a pirate favorite companion weapon. It was the Cutlass ability to be used in close quarters as a boarding weapon. The Cutlass was a perfect hack and slash weapon because if its short curved blade which made it a formidable sword in close quarters found aboard a ship. The Cutlass was a simple no-nonsense weapon and did not require the skill of a Rapier or a Dress Sword but was more effective than a saber. The Cutlass of the Pirate and the Sailor were very similar and most often the same, since a Pirates would take the swords from the sailors left behind in boarding battles and melees.