1917 Cutlass (88CSL)
Remembered through the ages as the
seafaring weapon of choice, these swords have an history which stretches back to
ancient times. Not only were they made famous in close quarter melees as pirates
boarded treasure-laden galleons during the great "Age of Sail", they also have
seen action as standard issue among many of the world's great navies. In 1917,
the U.S. Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in
continuous service for 57 years, with a new model. Cold Steel's modern
recreation of this classic fighting sword is as authentic as possible and
virtually an exact copy of an original in the personal collection of Cold Steel
President Lynn C. Thompson. Just like the original, this sword features a half
basket guard stamped out of heavy 18-gauge carbon steel, blued to match the
blade. The handle is fashioned from carefully shaped hardwood painted brown and
secured to the full tang by three heavy brass cutler's rivets. It features a blued blade to curtail rusting and
a short clipped point
sharp enough for good penetration yet sturdy enough to resist bending or
Weight: 33.7 oz.
Blade Thick: 1/5"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle: 4 5/8" long. Hardwood
Steel: 1050 Carbon Steel
Overall Length: 32 5/8"
Sheath: Leather sacabbard w/ brass & copper fittings
From Cold Steel
List Price - $280
Our Price - $190