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All types of shot pirates used for cannons.
All types of weapons pirates used in close encounter.
A cutlass is a short sword or sabre, which has a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge. Historically, the cutlass was without any doubt the most popular bladed weapon that was used in the age of sail, by merchants, navy sailors, and pirates. Learn more about its history and usage here.
Pirate warfare in 16th and 17th century evolved many types of pirate weapons and ammunition types, ranging from small hand weapons to the largest cannons that could even attack fortified structures on land.