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Barbosa sword
Hector Barbossa's pirate sword
Production information
Manufacturer

Blacksmith

Type

Mix between a
Broadsword and Rapier

Technical specifications
Usage
Owner(s)

Hector Barbossa

Affiliation

Hector Barbossa

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Curse of the Black Pearl

Last appearance

At World's End

Cause

Barbossa became a Privateer in the employ of England

"If any coward here dare challenge me, let him speak!"
Hector Barbossa to his crew[src]

This sword was a weapon favored by Hector Barbossa, Pirate Lord of the Caspian Sea. It was a mix of a broadsword and a rapier.

History

In his life, Barbossa wielded many swords since he was young. Around the time he became captain of the Cobra, Barbossa would acquire a sword that was a mix between a broadsword and a rapier. He would use this sword as his main weapon through the Age of Piracy.

A Pirate's weapon

"The rigging had come to life! Our own ship turned against us. Tangling the crew, wrapping around them like snakes...and wrapping around my leg. But me arms were free and my sword was at hand."
Hector Barbossa to Jack Sparrow[src]

It may not be exactly like an admiral's sword, but in Barbossa's hands it was a lethal weapon. Barbossa used his sword on several occasions. He kept it after the destruction of his ship, and when he joined Jack Sparrow's crew aboard the Black Pearl. He also used it during the Quest for the Shadow Gold.

After his failed attempt to lift the curse upon him and his crew at Isla de Muerta, Barbossa pulled out this sword after some of his crew pulled out their own swords to oppose him. He also pulled out his sword shortly before ordering the attack on the HMS Interceptor. In his last moments of being cursed, Barbossa used the sword in his duel with Jack Sparrow in the battle of the Isla de Muerta.[1]

Barbossa's sword was kept on his person when he was resurrected by Tia Dalma and revealed himself to the surviving members of Jack Sparrow's crew. When the Black Pearl was taken over by East India Trading Company soldiers, Barbossa used his sword in his brief duel with Ian Mercer during the skirmish off of the Black Sand Beach.[2]

This sword perhaps earned its best honor at the end of the War Against Piracy, when Barbossa was fighting the crew of the Flying Dutchman and soldiers of the East India Trading Company aboard the Pearl during the battle of Calypso's maelstrom. Barbossa fought well in the battle, and severed Morey's head with both his sword and Morey's sword. After the battle was won, Barbossa kept his sword with him aboard the Black Pearl.[2]

Barbossa wore it when he discovered that he lost Sao Feng's navigational charts.[2] He later used this sword during the attack aboard the Pearl by Blackbeard, captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge, in which he used the sword to cut off his leg. The fate of this sword is unknown, though it is likely Barbossa abandoned it as he became a privateer in the employ of King George II.[3]

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