PotBS - Dev Log @ Official Site
Part two of Flying Lab's preview of the swashbuckling system is online at the official Pirates of the Burning Sea site.
Swashbuckling combat will be, at release, a sword fighting system. We fully intend to expand this system to include other types of armed and unarmed combat, but that will have to wait for the future. There are three schools of sword fighting: Dirty Fighting, Fencing, and Florentine. Each school will make use of a single type of sword: Cutlass for Dirty Fighting, Rapier for Fencing, and Small Sword and Dagger for Florentine.
Source: Flying Lab Software