This replica sword is based on historical swords from the 16th century. This sword is a cutlass: a short wide type of saber with a slight curve. The sword has a basket that protects the hand well during pirate duels. William Kidd was a Scotsman who immigrated to America where he worked as a tradesman. Soon he went hunting for pirates for the British government on his ship Adventure Galley but this was an unsuccessful mission, after this he chose a life as a pirate. His body ended up in a cage above the Thames, to warn good citizens not to become a pirate. There is also a legend that William Kidd buried a treasure, mentioned in the book Treasure Island. This basket hilt Scottish cutlass is double-edged for the first 23 cm of the blade, then it is single-edged. It is delivered including a scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is made of 1065 hardened carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A beautiful decorative sword for on the wall or to wear with your pirate costume. If you blunten the blade, it is a great battle ready sword for reenactment battles and sword fighting.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 80 cm
Blade length: 63,5 cm
Blade width: 4,5 cm
Steel thickness: 4,5 mm
Point of balance: 9 cm under cross-guard
Weight: 1,5 kg
Length cross-guard: 21,8 cm
Grip length: 9,4 cm
Pommel length: 5.3 cm
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."
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