1917 Hybrid Cutlass, for right-handers
Cold Steel’s President Lynn C. Thompson drew upon his vast sword fighting experience to combine the finest attributes of several different swords to make an entirely new and unbelievably potent fighting blade which was named Hybrid Cutlass.
Lynn C. Thompson has been training with the master swordsmen Ron Balicki, Luke LaFontaine and Anthony DeLongis for many years, and since the year 2000 they have trained exclusively full-contact with aluminum or steel blades and minimal protection. This incredibly hazardous training has served to vastly expand their fighting knowledge. It has also taught them to take less unnecessary risks and to rely on their skill at arms and on the inherent strong suits of their chosen weapons.
Understandably, the fighters began to favor swords with greater reach, fluidity, range of motion and hand protection. It was during this “sparring out” stage that Lynn C. Thompson began to customize and improvise with his favorite swords, the 1904 Austrian Saber and the 1917 Cutlass.
The saber provided almost unparalleled hand protection with minimal bulk, but favored fighting from horseback, whereas the cutlass was an excellent lightweight, maneuverable tool for fighting on foot, but was still more than capable of opposing bigger weapons.
The first design evolution of the Hybrid Cutlass was created by combining the best features of these two swords.
Cold Steel’s 1917 Hybrid Cutlass features a short, stiff, razor-sharp and beautifully blued blade which is both fast and fluid in the hand.
Its perfectly designed guard has a sturdy reinforced rolled edge for additional strength and hand protection, while still being small enough to lie comfortably at your side without ever being cumbersome or unwieldy.
Similar in size to many of the “tactical” swords offered by Cold Steel’s competitors, the Hybrid Cutlass is vastly more capable and versatile. It is able to catch, parry, block and oppose even far larger and heavier weapons while being sharp and nimble enough to dominate almost any engagement.
Delivery includes a leather scabbard with brass and copper fittings.
– Right-hand version.
– Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel blade, blued
– Overall length: approx. 77.2 cm
– Blade length: approx. 63.5 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Handle: approx. 13.7 long, hardwood
– Weight: approx. 938 g
– Incl. leather scabbard with brass and copper fittings