Monday, February 24, 2014

Pirate Fact Twelve

The sword of choice by pirates was the rapier from about 1550 to 1650. Yet having a length of 40 inches\101 cm or longer tended to be a hinderance in close quarters fighting. The transition to the cutlass or hanger started in the early 1600's as the swords were often around the 25 inches\64 cm in length.

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