Cold Steel 1917 Hybrid Cutlass Sword (25 Inch 1055 Carbon Steel Blade) Brown Hardwood Handle + Leather Scabbard 88CSH

MANUFACTURER: Cold Steel Knives

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Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson drew upon his vast sword fighting experience to combine the finest attributes of several different swords to make an entirely new, and unbelievably potent new fighting blade called the Hybrid Cutlass.

Lynn has been training with master swordsmen Ron Balicki, Luke LaFontaine and Anthony DeLongis for many years, and ever since the year 2000 they have trained exclusively full-contact with aluminum and steel blades and minimal protection! This incredibly hazardous training has served to not only vastly expand their fighting knowledge but it has kept them honest - taking less unnecessary risks and relying on their skill at arms and the inherent strong suits of their chosen weapons to keep them from harm.

Understandably, as this dangerous training regime progressed, the fighters began to favor swords with greater reach, greater fluidity and range of motion, and with greater hand protection! It was during this "sparring out" stage that Lynn began to customize and improvise with his most favored swords - the 1904 Austrian Saber and the 1917 Cutlass.

The Saber provided almost unparalleled hand protection with minimal bulk but it favored fighting from horseback, whereas the Cutlass was an excellent tool for fighting on foot, lightweight, maneuverable but still more than capable of opposing bigger weapons.

The Hybrid Cutlass features a short, stiff, razor sharp and beautifully blued blade which is both fast and fluid in the hand. It's perfectly designed guard has a sturdy reinforced rolled edge for added strength and hand protection while still being small enough to lie comfortably at your side without ever being cumbersome or unwieldy.

The Hybrid Cutlass is able to catch, parry, block and oppose even far larger and heavier weapons while being sharp and nimble enough to dominate almost any engagement, and when combined with a pistol or revolver it becomes a Close Quarter and Melee monster!

Note: This is a large, oversize, heavy item. Additional shipping charges apply. Not eligible for FREE SHIPPING or BASIC SHIPPING methods. Please select Large Axe Package Shipping Method upon checkout. Thank-you.

Cold Steel Knives - 88CSH Specifications:

  • Item Number:
  • Name:
    1917 Hybrid Cutlass
  • Blade Length:
  • Overall Length:
    30 3/8"
  • Steel:
    1055 Carbon
  • Weight:
    33.1 oz.
  • Handle:
    5 3/8" Hardwood
  • Scabbard:
    Leather Scabbard w/Brass and Copper Fittings

Note: This is a large, oversize, heavy item. Additional shipping charges apply. Not eligible for FREE SHIPPING or BASIC SHIPPING methods. Please select Large Axe Package Shipping Method upon checkout. Thank-you.

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Douglas Dubick on 01/26/2023 01:31pm
I bought one of these way back in 1999 and it still looks brand new.
David Maynard on 01/11/2023 01:15pm
Love it!
Mathew S on 12/13/2022 10:01am
A great sword. It was packed in shipping cosmoline, so it was kind of an unexpected mess when I unwrapped it. Fit and finish is really pretty good for a working tool. I don't consider this to be meant as a show piece. It does feel a little heavy in the hand, but very sturdy. It is fairly sharp and ready for swashbuckling abuse.
John Brehm on 12/14/2017 11:44am
This is a high quality, well made sword. It's the real thing for aficionados of good steel. The fit and finish is not disappointing.
Drake M on 12/29/2015 01:30pm
This is a great heavy duty cutlass as expected from Cold Steel with British proof test. This is a no bull reasonably sharp sword made in India (no China junk here). It has a nice balance and handles well.
Randall Nance on 09/02/2014 06:54pm
Quality is superb, is as described, no disappointments here.
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