The cutlass sword 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 Age of Sail. The cutlasses are famous for being used by pirates. Pirates used these weapons for intimidation as much as for combat. Often no more than to gripping their hilts induced a crew to surrender. They also used the flat of the blade to force compliance or responsiveness during interrogation.
This sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon Damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is black pakka wood with an HRC of 55-56. It comes with a leather sheath.
Overall Length: 26"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Handle: Pakka Wood
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Cutlass Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 26"- Saber Sword
I absolutely love this blade. It's like a 20inch blade bowie about the size of James Bowies knife.
I was impressed to say the least when my sword finally arrived. After reading some reviews around the internet about battling blades I was worried I just blew $120 on an over sized kitchen knife. I was extremely relieved to find this wasnt the case at all! When my sword arrived, I could see the steel was of high quality, actually pattern welded, and SHARP!!! Overall a very beautiful, and practical sword.
The only gripe I have is that it isnt a cutlass at all, but actually more of a German messer than anything. However, this oversight doesn't detract from the blade's quality.