We carry grand selection of authentic pirate swords. Most other places are selling you renaissance rapiers, Civil War swords, Revolutionary War sabers or Japanese Katanas as pirate cutlasses. Almost no one is making Golden Age of Piracy swords in quantity. Aye, ye can get some sword smith to hand craft ye a authentic cutlass for a shipload of doubloons, but we offer good quality battle ready sword ye can actually sword fight with.
The cutlass is best known as the sailor's weapon of choice as the a side arm, likely because it was robust enough to hack through heavy ropes, canvas, and wood. It was also short enough to use in relatively close quarters, such as during boarding actions, in the rigging, or below decks. Another advantage to the cutlass was its simplicity of use. The cutlass required less training than the rapier or small sword, and was more effective as a close-combat weapon than the full sized sword.
We also teach Pirate Cutlass Sword Fighting Classes. We will not ship any pirate weapons to foreign countries as most of them will not allow it, even if they are replicas.