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Cutlass Resource

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About a year ago I started a thread here that was nothing more than a list of swords that fit our genre/period. I did it because at the time I had conducted a search of my own for just the right cutlass and it seemed I had compiled plenty of sword links. Well I’ve now committed to my first swordsmith and I hope to receive my blade sometime this summer. However, in committing I had the usual cold feet response of “what have I gotten myself into?” so I conducted a new sword search to prove to myself that I’m getting what I want. Therefore I have decided to update the list of swords and sword sellers.

In order from least expensive to most expensive (with a few that I don't know prices for), I give you the cutlass list:

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Pirate Sabre, $45

KultOfAthenaPirateSabre.jpg

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Black Pirate Cutlass, $45

KultOfAthenaBlackPirateCutlass.jpg

Bladematrix: Buccaneer Cutlass & Scabbard, $60

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Bladematrix: Pirate Cutlass, $60

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Bladematrix: Denix Brass Cutlass & Scabbard, $89

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Bladematrix: Denix Nickel Cutlass & Scabbard, $89

BladematrixDenixCutlassNickel.jpg

Loyalist Arms: Dutch Cutlass & Scabbard, $90

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Muskets.net: 1742 British Infantry Sword & Scabbard, $90

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Musket.net: 1751 British Infantry Sword & Scabbard, $90

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One affordable and really prolific swordsmith is Baltimore Knife & Sword. They typically have a good supply of swords in stock (approx. $100-300) and can custom make anything. Here is a sampling of their work as posted across the internet:

BaltimoreKnifeandSwordThrustingCutl.jpg

BaltimoreKnifeandSwordSkullCutlass.jpg

BaltimoreKnifeandSwordFineCutlass.jpg

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BKSBatchOfCutlasses2.jpg

BKSCutalssGuard.jpg

BKSCutlass2007.jpg

the end (until 2009?)

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I have been searching in vain for several years for a good Royal Navy midshipman's dirk from the Napoleonic era. Reproduction, not original. Anyone know of where I could get one?

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Get me detailed pictures, and I'll see what I can do... :huh:

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Thanks for posting my work brother. I ave dozens of new designs for cutlasses. I keep selling hem before I get good pictures.

I will post a nice clamshell hanger that am making right now for a pubber.

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On a different message board, Tall Paul has just posted a few PDFs that explore authentic swords of the GaoP plus a little before and little after: handy link.

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I will post a nice clamshell hanger that am making right now for a pubber.

Clamshell hanger ye say?!?

Aye, that be the itch'n in be britches for sure it be! I ha'e had me eye on some nice Dutch specimens for some time.

I will be watch'n for what ye post for I ha'e plans t' be look'n t' make order with someone by th' end o' this year I do!

Now 1stMate Matt, what sort o' steel do ye use in yer blades?? I not be look'n for a wall hanger...

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Not to be a loose-footed mainsail... but the topmost sword listed in the thread is not the Windlass Steelcrafts version:

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Pirate Sabre, $45

KultOfAthenaPirateSabre.jpg

The product page for this sword is: http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~S...irate+Saber.htm

Kult of Athena *does* have the Windlass Steelcrafts version, and still cheaper than most places I've found it, but their Windlass Steelcrafts version is:

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Steel Hilt Pirate Cutlass, $179.95

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The product page for this sword is:

http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~5...ate+Cutlass.htm

On a comparative note, I have purchased the $45 version, which isn't too bad with a little work with the proper tools.

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Generic Pirate Saber(Manufacturer not listed): $44.95

Blade: Stainless Steel, the blade itself isn't too bad for stainless.

However, this version has a rat-tail welded tang, using a 1/8th inch bolt for the tang, spot-welded to the blade approximately 1 inch down into the hilt from the guard.

Fittings: Cast zinc alloy

Handle Material: Plastic, not faux leather wrapped as listed

Scabbard: Pretty, what appears to be genuine leather sheath

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Windlass Steelcrafts Steel Hilt Pirate Cutlass: $179.95(Compare to the same exact Windlass Steelcrafts sword from Museum Replicas, who sells it for $235.00)

Blade: High-Carbon Steel, full tang

Fittings: All real Steel

Handle Material: Wood covered with genuine Leather

Scabbard: Genuine Leather with Steel throat and chape

All in all, if you can't afford alot on a sword, the $45 version is perfectly fine so long as you never try to hit/cut anything with it or drop it. The $180 version is a real weapon that can stand up to abuse.

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Left: $45 Right:$180

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I will post a nice clamshell hanger that am making right now for a pubber.

Clamshell hanger ye say?!?

Aye, that be the itch'n in be britches for sure it be! I ha'e had me eye on some nice Dutch specimens for some time.

I will be watch'n for what ye post for I ha'e plans t' be look'n t' make order with someone by th' end o' this year I do!

Now 1stMate Matt, what sort o' steel do ye use in yer blades?? I not be look'n for a wall hanger...

Ye not be the only one excited to be seein' pics of that hanger! B)

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:) soon enough. I will get started on the hanger as soon as I can. Maybe thursday.

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Fellow pirates, if there is any way to beg borrow or preferably steal enough to get one of Matts blades from Baltimore Knife, do it. They be worth every cent and shilling. I just bought one from the lad hisself, at Blackbeard Festival. Class one craftsmanship.

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Thanks fer the update on the sword, Matt! Tried pm'n ya, but yer inbox be full. Cant wait to see it!

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Thanks fer the update on the sword, Matt! Tried pm'n ya, but yer inbox be full. Cant wait to see it!

Sorry. I cant ever seem to keep that pm box empty :)

At any point feel free to email me. 1stmate@baltimoreknife.com

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Arr, I be itchin te get me hands on that shell cutlass there! Me old cutlass could use a replacement. And that be quite a price range there, mate! Which ones would you recommend?

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KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Pirate Sabre, $45

KultOfAthenaPirateSabre.jpg

I purchased one of these swords a while ago but it has a black skull and crossbones towards the end of the blade. Anyone know what I can do to remove it? Can't tell if it's just painted on or not but I would love to get rid of it to make the blade less comical and more period

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Not to be a loose-footed mainsail... but the topmost sword listed in the thread is not the Windlass Steelcrafts version:

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Pirate Sabre, $45

KultOfAthenaPirateSabre.jpg

The product page for this sword is: http://www.kultofath...irate Saber.htm

Kult of Athena *does* have the Windlass Steelcrafts version, and still cheaper than most places I've found it, but their Windlass Steelcrafts version is:

KultOfAthena.com: Windlass Steel Hilt Pirate Cutlass, $179.95

500160.jpg

The product page for this sword is:

http://www.kultofath...ate Cutlass.htm

On a comparative note, I have purchased the $45 version, which isn't too bad with a little work with the proper tools.

SB5525.jpg

Generic Pirate Saber(Manufacturer not listed): $44.95

Blade: Stainless Steel, the blade itself isn't too bad for stainless.

However, this version has a rat-tail welded tang, using a 1/8th inch bolt for the tang, spot-welded to the blade approximately 1 inch down into the hilt from the guard.

Fittings: Cast zinc alloy

Handle Material: Plastic, not faux leather wrapped as listed

Scabbard: Pretty, what appears to be genuine leather sheath

500160.jpg

Windlass Steelcrafts Steel Hilt Pirate Cutlass: $179.95(Compare to the same exact Windlass Steelcrafts sword from Museum Replicas, who sells it for $235.00)

Blade: High-Carbon Steel, full tang

Fittings: All real Steel

Handle Material: Wood covered with genuine Leather

Scabbard: Genuine Leather with Steel throat and chape

All in all, if you can't afford alot on a sword, the $45 version is perfectly fine so long as you never try to hit/cut anything with it or drop it. The $180 version is a real weapon that can stand up to abuse.

SB5525.jpg500160.jpg

Left: $45 Right:$180

I have same like that see pic. I bought it from here. I love my sword.

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