Category: cutlass

HEMA at Home – Guards & Manual Exercise

The ongoing series teaching Biitish Military Swordsmanship from home. This is working from Roworth (1798-1824), and is for all military swords used on foot, including Broad sword, sabre, spadroon, hanger and cutlass.

HEMA at Home – The Slip – explanation and exercises.

The ongoing series teaching Biitish Military Swordsmanship from home. This is working from Roworth (1798-1824), and is for all military swords used on foot, including Broad sword, sabre, spadroon, hanger and cutlass. 

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Sword sharpening in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Sword sharpening in 1874

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Dutch Klewang (Maréchaussée sabel)

The Dutch klewang is a pretty famous type of sword and antique examples are often encountered. They were in use from before 1898 and until after WW2 and formed the basis for the US M1917 naval cutlass.
Very useful thread with more detail:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthr…

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British Pattern 1889 Cutlass made by Robert Mole & Sons

British Pattern 1859 Cutlass Bayonet

British Prison Warder’s Cutlass, 19th Century

Steel guard and pommel, with leather scabbard with steel fittings.

Short Swords For Different Jobs

British Coast Guard Cutlass, c.1820-1860

63 cm single edge curved fullered steel blade, the gilt brass stirrup hilt with single bar guard, scroll quillon and ribbed iron grip, the pommel marked 16, lacks scabbard, 75 cm. Black patching and nicks to blade. Nicks to edge of crossguard.

A similar pattern was also used by the Hospital Corps.

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British Police Cutlass, 19th Century

Very Rare Police Side Arm c. 1832-37, the 58 cm curved broad blade with single fuller and spear point edged with ‘Wm. Parker Maker to His Majesty, Holborn, London’ and ‘Croydon Police. C.’, fish skin grip lacking wire binding, brass stirrup shaped hand guard, together with its brass bound dark brown leather scabbard.