Need a name for a pirate crew. They used to be sky pirates and at some point may return to that but for the foreseeable future they're typical ocean-going pirates. More than thematically appropriate though, my preference would be towards "cool" sounding, or phonetically memorable or catchy.
The typical pirate crew naming style of the setting is "The *something* Pirates" or "The *something* Crew", but a better name is more important to me than sticking to the typical naming conventions. The sort of name where you might read through a list of various pirate groups with just the names and little to no info, but see this one standing out and think "Those guys sound interesting, I want to know more about them."
>Ball Rippers/Ripper Pirates
The portuguese sword in the pic was nicknamed "Colhona" during the age of sail. It best translates as "big balls" in english, but is much more crude. Because of the handguard shape. Sometimes the inside of the rings was sharpened, and a pirate crew could use that to cut off a prisioner's balls, hence "Ball Rippers".
It was also named "black sword" and "crab sword".
Glad you like it.
>The protective rings, in addition to the protective function of the fingers, still allowed a way of handling the sword with angles of attack up to 160°, which drastically changed the form of combat. Due to this configuration, the sword could be used in 50% of cases for coup and in 50% of cases for thrust. On the other hand, the protective ring also served to hold and break the opponent's blade.
>These swords were painted black not to reflect the light and denounce their presence on ships, avoiding also its rusting when used near salt water.
>This type of sword would have appeared between 1460 and 1480 and saw much of its use in Portuguese trading cities in Africa, coming to be used as a symbol of honor by the local chiefs.
The Windsmith Pirates? They came from the sky, land of nothing-but-fucking-wind. Give them an artifact that control winds and you're golden. They ALWAYS have the wind on their sails, they ALWAYS know how to best navigate that storm, and whenever shti gets real for them they always know how to run past that sudden tornado that just appeared
But then you'll also need to have their ship be red and have a lionhead figure at the front
Something wind-related can work because they're using wind/sail power now.
The idea though is not to just have a strictly sky pirate appropriate name since they might never be able to return to sky piracy. So like the "Sky Raider" crew isn't going to work.