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The English Cutlass


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.
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Carried during the 1600s and 1700s, this type sword was also called a hanger. (The term cutlass wasn’t used as an exclusive term for the sailor’s fighting sword until the 1800s.) It was frequently used by officers as a close quarters battle weapon because of its compact dimensions.

This replica has a tough, tempered high carbon steel blade and a solid brass heart shaped guard characteristic of the period. Leather scabbard with brass throat and tip.

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts with the same care and attention to detail lavished onto the swords crafted for government defense contracts all over the world. Hand forged, high carbon steel blade.

Can be sharpened for an additional fee.


Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length30-1/2"
Blade Length25-1/2"
Blade Width1-1/2"
Blade Thickness1/4"
Grip Length4-7/8"
Material1065 High Carbon


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English Cutlass
This Cutlass is very well made.  Fit and finish was great.  Only problem I had with it at all is the guard/grip is pretty small.  If you have larger hands at all this is not the weapon for you.
- Andrew, November 03, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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The English Cutlass
Quality sword and excellent workmanship.
- Marc, August 29, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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This Cutlass is great bought for my 15 yr old son for his birthday. He's going to love it.
- David, December 09, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Cute little sword
I bought this for my sister's pirate costume.  She loves it because it's very shiny and glamorous.
- Jonathan, October 12, 2018
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Beautiful Cutlass and a great addition to my collection
I purchased this as a Deal of the Day.  As I've already purchased several items from Museum Replicas, I knew I couldn't go wrong with this cutlass.
It arrived quickly and very well packed and protected.  MR is great at shipping their swords securely.
The finish of spectacular.  It looks great and has a wonderful feel.  Nicely balanced, light and easy to control.   As others have suggested, wearing a glove might be a good idea as the handle is smooth and could shift in one's hand.  A glove would offer a more stable grip.  I ordered this sharpened and the edge is very sharp; nicely done.  I keep this one by my bedside.  Woe to the intruder who enters my chambers.
- Michael, March 19, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Absolutely a 5 star item in every way, except for the complaint listed by a few others. The hilt is exceedingly small.  I can fit my hand into it and around the grip, but my knuckles are pressed into the guard.  I don't have overly large hands, either.

That being said, I purchased this piece as a gift for a girl with rather small hands, having read the reviews for it, and fully being prepared for the smaller size of the half basket. I haven't given it to her yet (Christmas is right around the corner), but I'm am very confident she will find it quite comfortable.

It's quite a shame, though, as this is an amazing piece.  The brass work, the blade, the balance and feel, it is beautiful.  I would love one for myself, if I could only comfortably wield it.
- Michael, December 11, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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The quality of materials used to make this Cutlass are excellent along with the price. The blade is good steel. The length of the grip will only fit very small hands. The grip length needs to be increased by at least one inch to fit a medium to large hand. As is, the Cutlass is unusable. If this weapon is for display only, it gets a 5. If it were to be used as a true Cutlass, it gets a 1. The brass basket curves back and presses on the first finger and knuckle  painfully due to the short grip. I own a large collection of swords purchased from MRL. This is a keeper for display only. The sheath fits the blade well but the brass tip on the sheath was so pointed and sharp I had to round the tip with a stone for safety reasons. My advice for MRL is to make sure your Quality Control Department gets more involved in sizing specifications.
- Gerald, July 06, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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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.
- Kelly, January 21, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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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
- James, November 28, 2015
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This is a nicely balanced cutlass. The blade is well made and seems to hold an edge. The one piece brass guard, basket and grip are a problem, however.  The grip is small and tapers towards the pommel.  Combined with the natural slickness of the bare brass it is easy to lose control of the weapon without a leather glove. Combine this blade with the basket and grip from the Scottish cutlass and I would buy several.
- Michael, September 24, 2014
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Really impressed with this cutlass. I ordered it sharpened and it is Sharp!  Highly recommend this item.
- Paul, October 29, 2013 | Verified Purchase
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