November 5, 2003, 01:25 PM
In your opinion what's the closest modern production knife that most resembles a pirate's cutlass from the mid to late 1600s in both form and function?
In other words, if you had to go back in time to 1680 and serve as the boarding party of a mercenary ship, which contemporary production knife would you carry as your primary blade?
For me it would have to be the Entrek Wakizashi. What would you guys choose if your budget was $275 or less?
November 5, 2003, 01:35 PM
Probably one of the biggish offerings from Mineral Mountain Hatchetworks.
November 5, 2003, 10:05 PM
something from Uncle Bill and Himalayan imports
maybe a 20 inch surupati
November 5, 2003, 10:55 PM
Cold Steel makes a replica 1917 Navy Cutlass with a 28" blade length, but I think the earlier, shorter model (pirates cutlass) (http://www.armsofvalour.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AOVL&Product_Code=1863&Category_Code=R1) would be handier.
Becker Tool & Knife also makes some stout 9"-16" knives.
November 6, 2003, 12:09 PM
I would take an Himilayan Imports WWII model.
November 6, 2003, 05:47 PM
IMA has some civil war surplus CSA naval cutlasses for sale a while back, blued steel basket knuckle guard.
Nice decorative blades available here:
Albion made a really nice one:
fancy engraved costume weapon;
Four to choose from here, upper right one I haven't seen before.
Another I'd never seen:
Harder to find a real steel weapon shaped like a cutlass, but very nice repros available.