A typical cutlass

For the inn, see Cutlass (inn)

A cutlass is a short and heavy sword with a slightly curved blade that can either be used in a stabbing or slashing manner. With a heavy basket hilt, it is more difficult for the wielder of a cutlass to be disarmed. Cutlasses are especially popular with pirates.[1]

Other editionsEdit

The cutlass is not listed in the 2nd Edition or 3.5 Edition of the Player's Handbook.


  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.