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Pirate Swords, Cutlasses & Knives

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.

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The Corsair Pirate Cutlass

#501690
The design of the guard on this pirate cutlass allow it to be used both left handed and right handed. The high carbon steel blade is tough enough for just about any adventure. Includes matching leather scabbard and suede baldric.
$324.95 $294.95

Golden Coast Cutlass

#501532
This unique pirate cutlass features a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Handle and scabbard are black leather wrapped. Antiqued finish. Overall length of 34-1/8 inches.
$224.95

Damascus Sgian Dubh Raider Knife

#403915
One of our most elegant Damascus daggers, this is expertly adorned with silver and brass filigree work. Polished hardwood grip, antique brass capped pommel. Includes brown leather scabbard with belt loop. Overall length 12-1/2 inches.
$74.95

The English Cutlass

#501405
This replica has a hand forged, high carbon steel blade and a solid brass guard. Leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. Overall 30-1/2 inches.
$169.95

Scottish Basket-Hilt Cutlass

#500920
This cutlass has a double edge for the first 9" of the blade and has a basket-hilt for protection. Includes scabbard. Overall 31-1/2 inches.

$214.95

Pirate Captain's Hanger Sword

#500968
This Hanger is made of antiqued brass and has a steel hilt. Includes scabbard. Overall 32-1/2 inches.
$189.95

Jambiya Knife

#402118
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.
$69.95

Pirate's Baldric w/ Knives

#200634
This black baldric fits most types of swords. Knives are tempered high carbon steel. Overall length of 10-3/4 inches.
$64.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: The Corsair Pirate Cutlass

This blade is a lot of fun. It has a great balance and a nice over all feel. It is well executed except for the pommel notch on mine was slightly off from the guard. Should be an easy fix though. The baldric is a nice addition. I am very happy with my purchase.
Reviewed by: Dan, September 30, 2019

Review of: Damascus Sgian Dubh Raider Knife

This is my first edged weapon from MR, so I was very excited considering the quality that I was expecting. I misread the dimensions on this, so this turned out to be much larger than I thought it would be. No complaints on the size though.

1st, the dagger. It essentially looks as it does in the photo. Since this is handmade you know to expect minor differences and I'm not disappointed. It is amazingly light to hold and even though it appears to have been sharpened, the cutting edge is rather dull, not a big deal. Sharpening a knife is rather easy. It does have a razor sharp point and easily pierced many cardboard boxes I have. I haven't tried it on anything thicker yet as I don't want to risk damaging the tip. Based on how sturdy the knife feels, I have no doubt this would pierce clothing and flesh quite well if I was forced to use it for self-defense.

2nd, the sheath. Since this is my first experience with old-world craftsmanship when it comes to medieval styled weapons, I don't have much to compare it to. The knife sits loosely in the sheath and the strap is the only thing that will hold it in place if you decide to walk around with this on your belt. Otherwise I feel this would fall out very easily. The sheath's construction seems decent, but I'm unsure at this point how well I would rate the quality since I haven't had the time to use it on a day-to-day basis.

Overall as a combo I'm giving this five stars.
Reviewed by: Erik, September 28, 2019

Review of: The Corsair Pirate Cutlass

Love this Short but heavy blade.  Made for chopping.  The feel is great and the look was just what I was looking for. The suede baldric looks and feels much better then what you see in the photos.  Not my first sword from Museum Replicas nor will it be my last.
Reviewed by: Andrew, September 16, 2019

Review of: Golden Coast Cutlass

Nothing bad to say about this cutlass.  One of my best !
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 21, 2019

Review of: Golden Coast Cutlass

This is a cutlass that ErroI Flynn or Basil Rathbone would be proud of!  I purchased the Golden Coast cutlass as part of the Black Friday madness, and I don't regret a doubloon of the purchase price, Matey.  There does not appear to be any of the faux-gold wash on either the half-basket hilt or blade, which IMHO is all to the good:  Why gild the lily?  The blade is very plain, with no fuller and (truth to tell) a "soft" ridge line.  The basket and grip are large enough to accommodate a gauntleted hand, which is one of my litmus tests for a truly functional weapon.  Overall, an admirable rendering of this swashbuckling sword type!
Reviewed by: Stanley, December 08, 2017

Review of: Damascus Sgian Dubh Raider Knife

The product is beautiful and is suitable as part of the medieval clothing.
Reviewed by: Jorma, August 27, 2016

Review of: The English Cutlass

My son was very pleased with the quality of this sword. Price, shipping time, and condition it arrived were perfect. I recommend this company for several purchases and have had consistent service each time.
Reviewed by: kelly, January 21, 2016

Review of: The English Cutlass

Beautiful cutlass fits me well I did wrap the grip in leather to break the all brass up a little and I ordered it sharpened and it is very sharp I would recomend this to anyone looking for a cutlass
Reviewed by: James, November 28, 2015

Review of: Damascus Sgian Dubh Raider Knife

This is a well crafted dagger with a beautiful Damascus blade. It's made in Pakistan.  
Reviewed by: Guest, November 07, 2014

Review of: The English Cutlass

Really impressed with this cutlass. I ordered it sharpened and it is Sharp!  Highly recommend this item.
Reviewed by: Paul, October 29, 2013