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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.