about the cutlass it is acually lighter than a scimitar, i own both, the cutlass is 4lb and the scimitar is just over 6lb. something else to keep in mind though is the cutlass i have is a naval cutlass which is nearly identical to the saber in style, that is the type they seem to focus on in the game too. the old style cutlass that was uses aboard sailing ships being only about 2ft long, tight quarters you know, was also much heavier with a broad single eged blade and rounded tip. they also used half basket hilts for punching shots where the naval cutlass did away with this. so its a question of if you want to use the old pirate cutlass, or the newer naval cutlass.