Of German design, The Dusagge Sword was an unusual weapon, used primarily by Privateers and Pirates. Similar to the traditional Cutlass, this blade was 30 to 35 inches long. The blade was serrated or notch cut along the entirety of the blade's length. This notching extended to the opposite non-cutting portion of the upper blade by about a 1/4 of the blade top. Featuring a thin “D”-Guard Hand protector – it also sported an unusual “clam or scallop shell” shaped and designed hand guard as well. This design helped keep the sword handle firmly in place of the user's palm. The blade required a specially designed scabbard. The Dussage was very effective at slashing and ripping due to it's unusual design. There were of course, non-serrated versions of The Dussage Sword as well (but obviously NOT as popular).