Medieval European Falchion
This falchion has a nice curve to it and is weighted similarly to the first falchions created. Sleek design and a distinct blade groove put this falchion in a class of its own.
Pewter Pirate Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers and Flintlock Pistols
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)
Cutlass was originally used by pirates and buccaneers(essentially another name for pirates). The word cutlass comes from a 17th-century English variation of coutelas, a 16th-century French word for a machete-like blade. The cutlass has a short curved blade and was historically favored by sailors because of its effectiveness as a fighting tool in close quarters. The short curved blade allowed for quick slashing movements useful in a melee style battle. Even today sailing vessels have limited space but even more so in the 16th century. Someone wielding a long bladed weapon would have been at a distinct disadvantage as compared to a much more maneuverable short blade.
Inspired by Model SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS