Saber or cutlass

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by superc, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

    Was that the gal that thought 3 inches were a foot? ;)
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  2. prosa123

    prosa123 Member

    "It is worth noting many of the French cutlass were used in Haiti to cut sugar cane"

    And when the slaves finally rebelled against the brutal way they'd been treated, they used the cutlasses to lop off the heads of the slave owners :)
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  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    The Gladius would have also liked the Greek Xiphos , the very similar version of the
    Early Roman Gladius , approximate same dimensional length , width , etc. ...
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  4. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I own a machete for brush clearing and cutting up small branches. That's about as close to a sword as I'll get. For those rare circumstances when it's necessary to get medieval, a framing hammer or felling axe is my weapon of choice. After you're finished pretending to be someone else from a bygone era, you still have a useful tool. If it's ever lost or broken, more are available from the local hardware store for $29.95.

    As long as we're indulging our flights of fancy here, ever since I watched the "He Man" cartoons as a small child I always wanted a sword that shot lightning bolts at house cats and turned them into tigers big enough for Mr T to ride around on. Apart from zombie sharks with frickin layzurs, what could possibly be cooler than that?
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  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    Saved my butt when I got run off the road and jumped by 4 gang bangers. One look at that machete and they took off. I would probably still be in jail if they hadn't and that was 60 years ago when I was 17. 1st time I had to pull a weapon but not the last.
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  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I'm glad you're still around Pal .....:)
  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    The most discouraging thing about getting into swords is they generally cost as much and many instances way more than firearms ....!

    I got one that I could have bought seven pistols instead . I have limited both . My love of stealth runs deep as does my love of mechanisms firearms does ......!

    You can buy a battle ready quality blade for , Auh , $500 -ish....?
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  8. superc

    superc Member

    Of course the question becomes which Gladius? Noting also the Gladius was most often used in companionship with a shield and 10 or more other guys with the same weapon to back you up. It's length depending on the version is sometimes shorter than some cutlass types.

    After evalation of several saber models I think I like the British 1885 cavalry model the best.
  9. Kilibreaux

    Kilibreaux Member

    I can.
    At close quarters, even shooting someone doesn't create an automatic or instant stop. A man with a Cutlass can easily take out a few people before they even draw their weapons.
    Over the millennia more modern weapons have been invented, yet none have ever eclipsed those that came before in practical use....