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(^Wallace Collection original^)
A late 16th century (circa 1580/1590) basket-hilted dusagge cutlass, based upon the Wallace Collection's A715 dusagge. They are made by Cold Steel, who (eye-roll.gif) call these a "Pirate Cutlass" - but we all know better, and I'm betting you've been waiting decades for a great dusagge replica to come out. The single edged blade is sharp as heck, and even better - the clam-shell guard is completely symmetrical - this sword is 100% ambidextrous, good protection on both sides for use by both right or left-handers - or you can get two of them and go to town!
length: 32 1/4
blade width: 2" at guard
blade width: 1 1/8" at 2" from tip
basket: 5 1/2" x 5"
grip and pommel: 6"
wire-bound 'same' grip: 4"
guard, straight line acorn to acorn: 8 1/2"
balance point: 2" (!)
weight (sword): 3 lb 3.0
weight (sword and scabbard): 4 lb 2.0