STEEL BASKET GUARD CLASSIC PIRATE CUTLASS
Pirates of the 16th century typically carried a few flintlock pistols and a cutlass or combinations of both. The short bladed cutlass was at home among the rigging and cluttered decks of a sailing ship, where a longer sword would have proved a disadvantage. Many a bloody-handed pirate of the 17th century clambered over the side of a gold laden galleon armed with a cutlass such as this. Known by many names- "hanger," "cuttoe," and "short saber" by infantry, or "cutlass" by sailors- this was an exceedingly popular short weapon. The steel basket protected the hand and could be used as an armored fist in the close confines of shipboard combat.
The beautiful Steel Basket of this Pirate's sword is most impressive with its intricate detail and classic design. The blade of the sword is 440 Stainless Steel with a temper line along the edge of the blade. The handle is hard wood with a black gloss simulated leather wrap. The pommel of this Pirates favorite is solid steel with and capped with a tang button. Comes with Brown leather pattern stitched scabbard with 3 snaps and leather belt loop. The edge of the blade comes factory sharpened and the tip is extremely sharp.
(This Basket Guard Hilt design is also available with Scimitar Style Blade - click here)