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In reality, a cuttoe is an obsolete name for the Hanger Sword, a long knife or short sword used primarily for hunting, but also doubled effectively for combat. It was primarily distinguished by its curved blade and rather short length, which the Hanger Sword displays, while the Cuttoe Sword does not. However, given the Cuttoe Sword's name, it is possible that Cuttoe was a poor transliteration of the French word "couteau", meaning knife. Most couteaux are typical kitchen knives, usually of the larger variety.