Cutlasses and sabers are both types of swords that have played significant roles throughout history, particularly in naval warfare and military combat.

Cutlass: The cutlass is a short, broad-bladed sword known for its distinctively curved blade and single-edged design. Historically favored by sailors, pirates, and naval officers, the cutlass was prized for its effectiveness in close-quarters combat aboard ships. The curved shape of the blade allowed for powerful slashing motions, making it ideal for fighting in the cramped confines of a ship’s deck or below deck in the event of boarding actions. The hilt of a cutlass typically features a protective handguard, often in a basket or cup shape, providing the wielder with added defense against enemy strikes. Cutlasses were popular from the 17th to the 19th centuries and remain iconic symbols of maritime warfare.

Sabers: Sabers are curved, single-edged swords characterized by their elegant design and versatility in combat. Originating in the Middle East, sabers gained widespread popularity among cavalry units in various cultures due to their effectiveness in slashing attacks from horseback. The curved blade of a saber is optimized for cutting and slicing motions, allowing cavalry soldiers to deliver devastating strikes while maintaining momentum during a charge. Sabers typically feature a handguard to protect the wielder’s hand and often have a slight curve towards the tip of the blade, known as a “false edge,” which enhances cutting ability. Over time, sabers evolved into ceremonial and ceremonial dress swords, symbolizing honor, prestige, and martial tradition in military organizations worldwide.

In summary, both cutlasses and sabers are iconic swords with distinct characteristics and historical significance. While cutlasses are renowned for their curved, broad blades and association with maritime combat, sabers are revered for their elegant curves and effectiveness in cavalry warfare. Despite their differences, both swords embody the martial spirit of their respective eras and continue to captivate enthusiasts and historians alike.

Freequently Asked Questions

Does Legacy Forge Make Them?

Yes, Legacy Forge products are all hand-forged in the United States. Made from Steel from the New Jersey Steel Baron. None of the materials are outsourced from any other country.

What Payment Methods Do you Take?

Legacy Forge accepts – All Major Credit / Debit Cards, Money Orders, and Cashier’s Checks. We do not accept personal checks.

When you purchace a sword from legacy forge

We offer our blades with a sparring edge so you can fight with direct steel-to-steel contact. Limiting accidental chopping of anything off anyone else. Legacy Forge does offer sharpening services with most of our blades.

Sharpening costs can range between $20 to $40 per linear foot. however, there are a select few that will not sharpen. Contact us to learn which ones.

Are All Of Your Products Listed On Your Website?

Unfortunately No, Legacy Forge relies on our presence at festivals and events. Due to the nature of hand-crafted work not all of our products are sold online and we do not have a storefront. Check our show schedule to see all our products. We make sure to have a large one-of-a-kind selections at each event.

Do You Do Customer Orders?

Legacy Forge does do “Custom” orders, but please note there is a minimum waiting period of at least 6 months for most custom work. Custom Work requests will not be considered unless you have at least one drawing or sketch with dimensions detailing your request.

How Much Is Shipping

Shipping can range between $15.00 to $150.00 depending on the length and weight of the product along with the destination. Most of our shipping prices are added on to your Paypal invoice when you purchase an item. NOTE* Some items may require you contact us for pricing