Kutlass' artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Full Name {{{full name}}}
Aliases Klank
Residence Crocodile Isle
Family Kremling family
Species Kremling
Sub-Species Kritter
Gender {{{gender}}}
Affiliates Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Large sword swinging
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
First Apppearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA)

Kutlass are small members of the Kremling Krew in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.


Kutlasses wear pirate hats with a large red feather in them, as well as a black vest. Kutlasses also carry twin swords, which are much too big for them; the game's instruction booklet humorously says that they ordered them off of an infomercial and that they looked smaller on television. Though the swords are their strengths, capable of counter-attacking jumps, they can also be their weakness. When a Kong comes near, they swing the swords downward with such force that they get stuck in the ground, leaving them open to attack. Even when their swords are up, they can still be defeated by a tag-team throw.

In later stages of the game, a green version of Kutlass is encountered. These Kutlasses are faster to attack and can pull their swords out of the ground faster. These are easily defeated with a barrel or an animal buddy (usually Squitter).

Kutlass resemble Klanks (to the point of being identical), another type of Kremling. They also have a slight resemblance to Bazukas and Kopters, yet more types of Kremlings.




  • According to the game's credits, Kutlasses belong to the "Kremling Kuthroats" enemy class.
  • Kutlass' name is based on the cutlass, a kind of sword commonly used by pirates and the kind of sword Kutlasses uses.
  • Kutlasses are one of the few enemies to not reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2.
  • Koshas from Donkey Kong 64 bear a strong resemblance to Kutlass because they both wear weapons too big from them to handle.
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