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The Scally-wak {Cutlass/wakizashi hybrid}


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I recently saw a rough forged cutlass that Michael Quesenberry made on IG. It got my creative juices flowing to build a super curvy hybrid blade cutlass. :cool:

The CPM3v blade is is right at 17.5" long. It has hand ground wide fullers which are very traditional on a cutlass like this. The bevels are convex down to a zero edge. The guard and menuki are blackened wrought iron. I wanted them to look like they were a couple hundred years old, I think I achieved that nicely. Pretty happy with it and I hope to revisit this style soon. This thing wants to chop and slice, hopefully the new owner puts it through it's paces!


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Still amazed how you combine the ancient and the modern so gracefully.

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