The spadroon was a light sword with a straight blade of the Cut and thrust type. The style became popular among military and naval officers in the 1790's, spreading from England to the United States and to France, where it was known as the épée anglaise (English sword).

Hilts were often of the beaded or "five-ball" type with a stirrup guard. A spadroon blade usually had a broad, central fuller and a single edge, often with a false edge near the tip.

In the age of sail, officers were expected to fight right alongside common deckhands. An officer never made his choice of weapon recklessly when he knew he to had to fight hand to hand to repel boarders. The clear choice was a Spadroon as his primary edged weapon. It was lighter than a cutlass, offered a long, stiff blade, was imminently suitable for thrusting, and had a sharp edge capable of delivering a stinging cut. Original antique Spadroons are quite scarce, and far too valuable to use as actual weapons, but luckily you can get a Cold Steel reproduction.

Loosely modeled on historical examples, our Spadroon has been hardened to a spring temper, with a combat sharp edge and capable delivering a fearsome cut as well as a lethal thrust. It's handsome too, with a multi ridged faux ivory grip and a gorgeous brass hilt replete with the requisite five ball counter guard and knuckle bow.

Not to be outshined, the scabbard is equally impressive. It's fashioned from rich black leather, and hand stitched, and comes with a mirror polished, solid brass chape, throat, and carrying rings.

This is a fully combat ready - full contact sword by Cold Steel


Name:  Officer's Five Ball Spadroon 
Blade Length:  32" 
Overall Length:  38" 
Steel:  1055 Carbon 
Weight:  20.2 oz 
Handle:  6" 
Scabbard:  Leather Scabbard With Brass Fittings

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Cold Steel 88FBS Officer's Five Ball Spadroon Battle Ready

  • Product Code: 88FBS
  • Reward Points: 200
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • $219.99

  • Price in reward points: 2000

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