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U.S. Navy Cutlass Sharp Sword, Now Collector’s Item

Posted on: January 27, 2009

The U.S. Navy Cutlass was a sword adopted in 1860 and used in the Spanish-American War.  It was also used by the French Navy. Curtal axe is what Cutlass is derived from and means an ancient heavy but short weapon. 


The blade type was a single edge however 5 inches from the tip was a double edge in the blade was curved making it easier to swing through the air.


The U.S. Navy Cutlass was a first-rate weapon intended for the use of face-to-face fighting however the combatants of the Spanish-American War seldom seen this type of fighting.


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