Dutch East India (VOC) cutlass

length: 31"
blade: 25 1/4"
blade width: 1 5/16"
grip and pommel: 5 7/8"
grip length inside basket: 4 3/4"
basket: 4 1/2" x 6" x 4"
weight (sword): 1 lb 13.4 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 7.0 oz

This cutlass design is taken from an original made to the specifications of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie = VOC), dating from about 1780. The lightly antiqued high carbon steel blade has a distal taper with fullers on both sides along the spine. The sword blade is fully tempered and while provided un-edged for re-enactment purposes it is capable of taking and holding a useful edge. The solid brass hilt basket is en suite with the locket and chape of the leather-covered scabbard. Made by Paul Chen / Hanwei.

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