Cutlass Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword-23" Battle Ready Pirate Sword- Swashbuckling Sword
The cutlass sword (also known as the pirate 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.
The 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 wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 23"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
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-23" Battle Ready Pirate Sword- Swashbucking Sword
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I am very pleased with the pirate sword I purchased from Battling Blades. The sword is a just the right length for me, 23" overall. The craftsmanship appears to be very nice. The sword also comes with a leather scabbard.
I needed a cutlass for my halloween costume. This one looked good and arrived quickly. It exceeds all my expectations!
Swashbucklers beware, this is the sword for you! Seriously though, this is a beautiful sword.
I have been looking for a real cutlass for a while and this was perfect. We used it for our show and it was absolutely perfect.
I was quite suspicious since this claimed to be a Damascus steel sword at such a low price but my suspicions were nullified when I got the sword. It is basically perfect and exactly as pictured. It was sharp and you can actually feel the layers on the blade. It is quite impressive!