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1917 CUTLASS

1917 CUTLASS

SKU# 88CS
     Site PriceQty
    Right-Handed #88CS$189.99
    Left-Handed #88CLS$239.99 

     
     
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    Suggested Retail: $289.99

    1917 CUTLASS

    Specifications:
    Blade Length: 25"
    Overall Length: 29 5/8"
    Steel: 1055 Carbon
    Weight: 33.7 oz
    Handle: 4 5/8" Hardwood
    Scabbard: Leather Scabbard w/ Brass and Copper Fittings

    In 1917, the U.S. Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in continuous service for 57 years, with a new model. Cold Steel's® modern recreation of this classic fighting sword is as authentic as possible, it is virtually an exact copy of an original in the personal collection of Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson. Our 1917 Cutlass features the signature 25" curved blade and a half basket guard that’s stamped out of heavy 18-gauge high carbon steel, and both the blade and guard are blued to resist rusting. The handle is made from carefully shaped hardwood, painted brown and secured to the tang by three heavy brass cutler's rivets.

    The scabbard is an accurate reproduction of the original and is made of high quality leather and features brass and copper fixtures. It can be worn comfortably at the side on a pistol belt without chafing its owner.


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    I got one of these when they were made of 1050, not 1055. Works great as an Uber Machete in the Northwest woods. Thin, wimpy machetes literaly don't cut it in a temporate rainforest environment. I wish I could get a 1917 Saber bowl-guard to retrofit; the big, open cutlass guard tends to get caught and tangled in the shrubbery. Hey, Lynn, I bet if you offered the Saber guard as an aftermarket upgrade, you'd sell several of 'em. (One to me, anyway.)
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    I,ve had one of these for so long...I don't recall when I bought it. I've never needed it for defense, (thank god!,) but I have used it for yard work, and as a Northwest woods machete while camping. (Wimpy, thin machetes literaly don't cut it in temperate rain forests.) Bluing is worn off the blade at the sweet spot, otherwise it has held up splendedly, though I sure wish I could retrofit a 1917 Saber bowl guard. I'd bet a lot of other cutlass owners would, too, as the cutlass guard tends to stick out and catch on the shrubbery. Lynn, you're missing a trick by not offering that bowl-guard as a seperate aftermarket item. I bet you'd sell at least one of 'em to me!

    Dirty Dan
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