|Group: Melee Weapon|
|Size||900.0 mm length|
The cutlass is the standard shipboard blade weapon and is usually kept in brackets on the bulkhead near important locations; when worn, a belt scabbard is typically used. Blade length varies from 600 to 900mm. 
Length: 900mm. Weight: 1,250.0 grams. Base Price: Cr100.
History & Background (Dossier)
The cutlass is a specialized form of a sword, specifically constructed to be used in close quarters combat, such as aboard a sailing ship. Cutlasses are traditionally heavy, one-edged hacking weapons with a slight point for stabbing. However, many variants exist with a wide variety of characteristics. 
Imperial Marine Usage
The cutlass was adapted by the Imperial Marines and is still used by in starship combat. All marines receive at least a rudimentary training in the cutlass. Modern TL-15 Cutlasses are made of sophisticated materials and serve both full-fledged combat functions as well as honorary ritual ones.