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Karl G




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Trying to ID this cutlass         Reply with quote

Sorry, just something I saw on a random Skallgrim youtube vid.
Thanks if anyone knows the maker.. 0:52
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jGLBi-MV2E
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Trying to ID this cutlass         Reply with quote

Karl G wrote:
Sorry, just something I saw on a random Skallgrim youtube vid.
Thanks if anyone knows the maker.. 0:52
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jGLBi-MV2E


I've attached a screenshot so people don't have to chase it down.




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Gregg Sobocinski




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not positive, but it resembles one he reviewed (The North Star)
n 2006 from Privateer Armory. Have you tried inquiring in his comments section? (Iím sure he gets a lot of mail, but a commenter might chime in.)
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John Dunn




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks similar to the hanwei revolutionary hanger
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Jordan E. Williams




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb, 2019 11:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Piece 3 out of 15.

http://www.seekyee.com/privateerarmoury/forecastle_gallery.htm

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Hordan Vilhelm the Great, by the Grace of God, German Emperor and King of Prussia, Margrave of Brandenburg, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Count of Hohenzollern, Duke of Silesia and of the County of Glatz, Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine!
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Karl G




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb, 2019 2:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks all, and Nathan for posting the pic. That looks like it. So gents is this blade form historic or more just historically inspired? I like the look of it but haven't seen any cutlasses this 'meaty' before.
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Jordan E. Williams




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb, 2019 8:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is actually really quite thin, more like a sword machete than an actual fighting sword or replica of one. I would not say it is that meaty.

I am not any kind of authority on antique curlasses or swords in general, but I would say it is more made for renfair than historical accuracy. I haven't seen a cutlass with that very broad blade, and uber simple hilt construction.

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Hordan Vilhelm the Great, by the Grace of God, German Emperor and King of Prussia, Margrave of Brandenburg, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Count of Hohenzollern, Duke of Silesia and of the County of Glatz, Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine!
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Gregg Sobocinski




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb, 2019 1:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You may be interested in hearing what Skallagrim says about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPBoXtyIu3c

He's not the historian that other reviewers are, but I think is observations are accurate. In short, the blade is too thin and light for close combat against heavier cutlasses. He says it is a good value as a nice sword for cutting practice.

Personally (I'm also not a historian), I believe it could have existed as a personal protection civilian sword, as the blade is simply an earlier-period, falchion-style blade on a D-guard. As with modern personal tastes, someone could have commissioned a piece like this one, even if we don't believe it was at all common. If you search historical images of pirates, some have some pretty broad blades depicted, although it could be a result of artistic license to make them look less civilized.
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Karl G




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb, 2019 2:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks and I agree on all points. By meaty I meant broad as opposed to thick. I would be more interested if it was modelled of an authentic example. Still an interesting looking sword anyway.
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