Users' questions

What makes a cutlass sword?

What makes a cutlass sword?

A cutlass is a short, broad sabre or slashing sword, with a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge, and a hilt often featuring a solid cupped or basket-shaped guard. It was a common naval weapon during the early Age of Sail.

Is a cutlass a good sword?

The cutlass is the famous sword of the high seas. The cutlass was quite a good working sword and was carried on land and sea but was most popular and remembered as a sailors sword or better still the sword of the pirates.

What are different sword techniques?

Four types of sword are known to have been used: the ma or boomerang-sword based on the hunting stick, the kat or knife-sword, the khopesh or falchion based on the sickle, and a fourth form of straight longsword.

Can you fence with a cutlass?

The theory of cutlass use was pretty much identical to saber fencing. You can get a decent idea of that by participating in modern sport saber fencing. The striking angles, parries, and basic footwork were essentially the same. A big difference is that the cutlass would be used with wide, vigorous chops and slashes.

What was the cutlass used for in medieval times?

Arrrgh! The cutlass was used as a slashing, swinging sword for sailors and pirates. Not so good for the initial thrust, but if you stabbed someone with it, you could turn the curved blade inside them and rip their guts. Ouch.

Why did the pirates use the Cutlass as a sword?

The cutlass was their weapon of choice for hand-to-hand fights. With its short blade, the sword made slashing easier in a tight space, like the ship deck. The cutlass also did not require specialized training to handle compared to other swords. When not used in combat, the sword was an all-around implement.

Can a cutlass sword be used on land?

While the saber is ideal for land use, the cutlass pirate sword is ideal in sea-fighting shipboard encounters. The pirates usually fought close-combat in narrow spaces on the ship. With a cutlass, they can swing recklessly without it getting caught among the riggings.

What kind of steel are Cutlass swords made of?

From stainless steel to high carbon steel and nearly everywhere in between, we have cutlasses in many materials. If you are searching for a cutlass sword, you have come to the right place.