ENGLISH PIRATE SWORD
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This as a rare, British made boarding cutlass/lance c-1750. It has a rich warm brown patina and you can see the maker's name (W. Gilpin) stamped on the back. The grip is hollow so you can insert a long pole into it and then pin it into place through the hole in the handle. With this method it was used as a lance, ship to ship. When the pirate was finally able to board the other vessel, he just pulled the pin from the handle, dropped the pole and viola!.... he had a cutlass.
This hand forged pirate sword is beautifully balanced, fits the hand and feels like part of your body. Weight is 33.7 ounces, the overall length is 25 1/4 inches long, the blade is 20 inches long and still sharp!
I have had this piece in my own collection for over 20 years.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.