Pirate swords and cutlasses define the bold buccaneer more than any other weapon. But, what type of blades did pirates use? One was the straight-bladed small sword, which was the perfect thrusting weapon and required some skill to wield. The light spadroon was another that was good for thrust attacks and was also a useful slashing blade. Perhaps the most famous of all pirate weapons is the pirate cutlass. This single-edged, slightly curved or straight sword could hack through ropes, flesh, and bone. In addition, the rapier may have seen action during the initial days of the “Golden Age of Piracy.” Pirate knives included the dagger, which came in handy when fighting in tight spaces or faced with tasks such as cutting sail, rope, or food. Finally, there was the dirk, a smaller version of the dagger, which could also be used as a throwing weapon.
Museum Replicas’ excellent range of pirate swords, cutlasses, and knives are perfect for the re-enactor and the collector. Made with exquisite detail and to last, these weapons would not be out of place in the hazardous seas of the 17th-century. So, whether you are a Captain, First Mate, or Sailing Master, fret not. Our swashbuckling collection offers excellent weapons that even Jack Sparrow would secretly envy. Have doubts about our claim? Check them out now or walk the plank.
This exotic knife modelled after the Jambiyas of the Arabs, found in Persia and India, has a 1055 high carbon steel blade. Solid hardwood grip with decorative rondels. Hardwood scabbard covered in thin black leather with nickel tip. Worn at the stomach under a sash or belt. Overall length 14-3/8 inches.
From images of pirates - bristling with weapons - boarding a hapless merchant ship we came up with this cutlass baldric. Not only do you get a classic form for wearing a sword but also two close quarter fighting knives with real polished bone scales that ride firmly in integral scabbards. (For right hand crossdraw the knives are in front, For left hand cross draw the knives are in back). The knives are tempered high carbon steel. This black baldric will fit all types of swords for all types of swordsman. One size fits most.