We could say that this sword is inspired by a Cutlass housed in a European Museum, dated to late 16th Century and representative of the early Buccaneer Cutlasses used to great effect against the East India Company on the Caribbean Sea. We could say it might have been an earlier German Messer blade, cut down and given a complex hilt to suit the needs of a cutthroat pirate.
We could say a lot of things about this sword but the truth is that Gus Trim called us up one day and said ..
"Hey, I've got this nice falchion style blade I just stuck onto an old complex hilt I made a while back and tuned it all up with a wheel pommel. I think it's pretty sweet, and I think you will too. Want me to send it your way?" *
When Gus asks this question there is only one answer, and that is a resounding yes! Of course he was right and we think you will agree - this is a sweet cutlass.
The 25 3/4” blade features 20 1/2” of live edge with an unsharpened false edge on the back. The blade steel is heat treated 9260 spring steel for superior strength. Pommel and guard are of solid maintenance free stainless steel while the grip is leather covered timber. Overall the sword is light and quick which should please the most discerning afficionado. A very detailed embossed leather scabbard in a thistle motif completes this unique sword piece.
* - Gus doesn't actually talk like this.Overall: 31 3/4", 80.5cm
Blade Length: 25 3/4", 65cm
Handle Length: 4 1/4", 11cm
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz, 1kg
Point of Balance: 4", 10cm
Thickness at Guard: 6mm
Blade Steel: 9260
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.