Display 855 ENGLISH MOURNING SMALL-SWORD CA 1740 633699694822805510
Smallswords were a stabbing sword, and were just like a Rapier only with a less embelished handle. 

It was a European sword, and during the 18th century it was more of a accessory and fashion statement then a dueling weapon, but when used in a battle (it was more often used in the military then by pirates), it was a reliable weapon.