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Pirate Swords

Pirate Swords

Just when pirates couldn't get any cooler, Johnny Depp goes and immortalizes Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean. Sure, some of these aren't your typical pirate swords, but all fit the pirate mold quite well. Arrrr.
SBA-BRIGANTINEPIRATE

SBA-BRIGANTINEPIRATE

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

$71

In Stock!

SBA-BRIGWOOD

SBA-BRIGWOOD

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass with Wooden Grip

$71

In Stock!

SBBR-BATTLESCIMITAR

SBBR-BATTLESCIMITAR

Decorative Battle Scimitar with Two-Tone Grip

$56

In Stock!

SBC-BUCCANEERII

SBC-BUCCANEERII

Buccaneer Pirate Cutlass Available with Brass or Silver Colored Guard

$98

In Stock!

SBC-PIRATEHANGER-P

SBC-PIRATEHANGER-P

Pewter Pirate Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers and Flintlock Pistols

$15

In Stock!

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber

$185

In Stock!

SBA-SINDARKILIJ

SBA-SINDARKILIJ

The Sindar Kilij - Scimitar of the Ottoman Empire

$57

Out of Stock

SBA-SWD-MED-FALCHION

SBA-SWD-MED-FALCHION

Medieval European Falchion

$77

Out of Stock

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.

SBBR-PERSIANPRINCE

SBBR-PERSIANPRINCE

Persian Prince War Scimitar

$52

Out of Stock

SBCH-SABRE-HUTTON

SBCH-SABRE-HUTTON

Hutton Sabre - Military Sabre

$90

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

The Brigantine was a powerful type of ship that was highly sought after by pirates. It was a roughly 150 ton ship, capable of carrying from 10-12 guns and a crew of up to 100 men. These ships were for big-boy pirates who didn't have to hide or run from their enemies. Sometimes called "skirmish ships," the Brigantines were made for combat, and it was a brave or powerful pirate who commanded one. Brigantines were also occasionally used by the Royal Navy to hunt down pirates, but for the most part, pirate hunting ships usually were a little larger still. Regardless, the larger Brigantines could gobble up the more common sloops like hor doeuvres (mental note: never use the word hor doeuvres in writing again. Pain in the butt getting the spelling and just doesn't look right). Although the sloops were a bit faster and occasionally carried more guns, the Brigantines could take much more punishment and could hold more men.

The average pirate ship, a sloop, was a one-masted ship that could carry about 50-75 men and as many as (but rarely) 14 guns. Some sloops were larger than that, but in almost all versions, a Brigantine was a more favorable ship. In the pecking order of ships, Brigantine's were above Sloops and Barqs, but below the mighty Frigates. Few pirates captained Brigantines. Even fewer ever captained Frigates. Blackbeard had one (the Queen Anne's Revenge), but few others had the means to take and keep a warship.

The Brigantines carried two sails, but used a combination of square sails and "fore-and-aft" sales to give it versatility on the sea (which means that it could both outrun you AND outgun you). Of course, shipping vernacular changed and morphed throughout history, and the exact specifics of the Brigantine mutated with it, but all seem to agree that brigantines had two masts and were larger ships than Sloops.

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