Cutlass: Weapon of pirates and privateers
The Cutlass a weapon widely used by pirates.
To be shorter than a saber or sword could be used on the decks of ships.
Heavier than a saber produced a sharper shots.
Able to pass through a chain mail. It was highly valued by infantry troops.
It could handle better than the sword or saber in smaller spaces, to be shorter than them.
Although it was not uncommon at the tip that had two edges.
His weight caused a deeper cuts and was used mainly hitting up and down over the shoulders or head.
Its name is a Spanish version of an Arabic word, meaning knife.
It was widely used in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Oriental inspiration for this design was added typical medieval features like wide blade, heavier etc.
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