I am a real fan of the Cutlass. One of my favorite swords I have run across. So I was sitting here this weekend thinking one of the Kamis would be able to make me/us a really fine Cutlass. Here is what I have in mind, pardon my rough drawing as I am not the best at this sort of thing. This would entail a roughly 26" Blade with an OAL of 31" (because of the size of my hands actually as a 4 " handle isn't gonna allow my hand behind the guard). There would be a fuller running along almost the full length of the blade as pictured to lighted this up a bit. I can see this in either a horn or wood handle myself and either a chiruwa (as pictured) or a non-chiruwa tang though I am sure it would sell better and possibly be easier to balance with a full or chiruwa tang. Then there is the guard, made of brass, oval shaped and cupped to cover the fisted hand clenching the handle. I also think it would be nice to have a Skull and Crossbones engraved on the guard so when you smash your opponent with it, you leave a "Pirate" mark on them. ARRR! So what about it me mateys! Would ye be in fer a cutlass? ARRR! What self respectin' Pirate wouldn't be ye land lubbers so join me! YAR! Let's ask for a Cutlass come the New Year an' start the thing off right! AYE!