Cutlasses

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Cutlasses

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So Saturday I went to a very large antique arms show in Lakeland FL. Bought a few things, an odd luger for one. But I also bought this
https://i.postimg.cc/wvTwVsqV/IMG-0038.jpg
WTF is it? You may ask. Well, it is a US Navy Boarding Cutlass of 1914. Lookee here
https://i.postimg.cc/kg3wHHMD/IMG-0052.jpg
It replaced the Boarding Cutlass of 1861 shown here side by side (click for larger images)
https://i.postimg.cc/QHhQdRVb/IMG-0044.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/tntFzzvW/IMG-0048.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/w1BDhLXR/IMG-0050.jpg

Blade is about 25". And I am here to tell you that is is the one non-firearm weapon I'd bring to a knife fight.
Interesting factoid is that these things were supposedly found on US Navy ship right up to WW2.

A Boarding Cutlass, how cool.

Probably banned in the UK.
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Re: Cutlasses

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:39 pm Boarding cutlass?

Isn't that for pirates? :)
If we do it it is not really "boarding", it is more like "visiting"
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Re: Cutlasses

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Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
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Re: Cutlasses

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Fid wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
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Re: Cutlasses

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I was here.
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ed wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
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Re: Cutlasses

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
solely wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 amI was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?

Just showing ed there's interest in his topics.

I think he's feeling rejected.
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Re: Cutlasses

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Fid wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 am
ed wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
And real men use traditional measures like fathoms rather than faggy meters and such. hence :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Compare "Full fathom five" to 16 meters <----does not even rate quote marks.
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Re: Cutlasses

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solely wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:50 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
solely wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 amI was here.
OK second time is a charm.

What does this mean?

Just showing ed there's interest in his topics.

I think he's feeling rejected.
Thank you, it is appreciated though if you could attend without saying that it's charity it would be a tad more effective. You could say "my, that's pointy" or "is it sharp?" or that looks like a real man's weapon". Stuff like that that shows a real deep interest.
:roll:


Not that I'm complaining, mind.
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Re: Cutlasses

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How about this,

Did it come with a kerchief?
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Re: Cutlasses

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ed wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 am
Fid wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:14 am
ed wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Fid wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm Be nice to have a period grapnel with a few fathoms of hemp rope to go with it.
:wink:
Not sure what the wink is for but a fathom 6 feet or the distance between out stretched hands. A quick way to measure cordage. Short and tall guys have a conversion table tattoo.
And real men use traditional measures like fathoms rather than faggy meters and such. hence :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Compare "Full fathom five" to 16 meters <----does not even rate quote marks.
Noted and logged.
:wink: