Kingston Arms Atrim Designed Cutlass

Kingston Arms Atrim Designed Cutlass

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Ultra Durable 9260 Spring Steel Blade designed and approved by none other than the legendary Gus Trim. MSRP $525.00

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We could say that this sword is inspired by a Cutlass housed in a European Museum, dated to late 16th Century and representative of the early Buccaneer Cutlasses used to great effect against the East India Company on the Caribbean Sea. We could say it might have been an earlier German Messer blade, cut down and given a complex hilt to suit the needs of a cutthroat pirate.

We could say a lot of things about this sword but the truth is that Gus Trim called us up one day and said .. 

"Hey, I've got this nice falchion style blade I just stuck onto an old complex hilt I made a while back and tuned it all up with a wheel pommel. I think it's pretty sweet, and I think you will too. Want me to send it your way?" *

When Gus asks this question there is only one answer, and that is a resounding yes! Of course he was right and we think you will agree - this is a sweet cutlass. 

The 25 3/4” blade features 20 1/2” of live edge with an unsharpened false edge on the back. Overall the sword is light and quick which should please the most discerning aficionado. A very detailed embossed leather scabbard in a thistle motif completes this unique sword piece.

* - Gus doesn't actually talk like this.

Atrim Design Swords

We spent a lot of time discussing with Gus his methodology for developing what he would call a "performance-oriented" sword. Without getting too deep into it Gus, along with Tinker Pearce, was one of the pioneering sword makers to incorporate the notion of harmonic balance into his sword designs. Informed by historical examples and his own experimentation Gus has been making swords for decades now that seem to float in your hand. For this sword Gus left the aesthetics and materials up to us, it was the design (weight, balance, taper, harmonics) we had to get right. It took several rounds of samples (not to mention a botched first run) but we finally nailed it.

Not satisfied with just getting the design right we wanted to push it farther. We had the fundamentals down but chose to take the materials and fit and finish a step ahead. The blade is hand forged mono-tempered 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a handsome satin finish. The fittings are high quality stainless steel exactly matching Gus's design. The grip is a solid wood core, cord-wrapped for strength with a textured leather over-wrap. The leather scabbard is embossed and highly detailed.

Bottom line, these are the best performing production medieval swords available.


From the battlefields of Crecy to the theater of Shakespeare and beyond, you will find no finer swords crafted for the practitioners and aficionados of the European Sword. Our sharp swords are made to period accurate specifications from pommel to tip and all in between. Re-enactment, Stage Combat and HEMA Sparring Swords though are our specialty! Featuring innovations such as the King-Peen system and tough through-hardened spring steel blades these swords last years of use under the most demanding conditions.

How to Use

Suitable for backyard cutting and/or as a display piece. Premium Quality.
Overall: 31 3/4" Blade Length: 25 3/4" Handle Length: 4 1/4" Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz Point of Balance: 4" Thickness at Guard: 6mm

Materials and Construction

9260 Spring Steel Sharpened Blade. Stainless steel peened pommel and guard. Embossed and highly detailed leather scabbard.
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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees

Featured positive reviews:

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Awesomesauce~ 08/12/2020
By Floofington
Simply put, premium is a lovely summar of this light, agile blade. Tis alive right off in the hand and feels plenty sturdy. The leather sheath happens to posess an integral hanging belt loop, which is a lovely feature. The pommel is affixed with a hex nut, so that's convenient.