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Munich Sword


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Munich SwordMunich SwordMunich Sword
Circa 1600
There are several of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collection and several at the Bavarian National Museum. It's a  perfect example of a German military cut-and-thrust swept hilt carried by the Munich Town Guard. The slightly shorter blade and stout hilt were perfect for breaking up a street fight or tavern brawl, as the town guard was often employed to do, and was clearly intended for practical use. One of the most practical and prolific swords we have ever offered.  Has a well-tempered 1095 high carbon steel blade.  The pommel and guard are steel and the grip is wood wrapped in twisted steel wire for a very positive hold. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, includes scabbard.
  • Overall: 43-1/4"
  • Blade: 34" long, 2-1/4" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 3 lbs
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Customer Reviews

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This is one of their better swords imo. Very well built, excellent handling.
Reviewed by Matthew  H
11/14/2015 1:03:14 PM
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Wow. What a beautiful sword. I was thoroughly impressed when I received it. My only complaint is that its heavy.
Reviewed by Raffaele  D
8/2/2015 2:51:20 PM
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A beautiful, lethal and well-made weapon. The sturdy guard protects the hand quite well and helps with the balance, giving it the feel of a lighter sword. This is what I'd carry if swords were still the best option for self defense. It's amazing this sword costs as little as it does.
Reviewed by Terry  R
7/7/2015 2:12:10 PM
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As a sword, it is an all purpose brawling weapon. Too heavy to use against a trained fencer using either a short sword or a rapier, and too light to stand up to a two-handed battle sword, but as a compromise for a constable or peace officer who might face a single opponent or a dozen drunkards, it's excellent. As a Windlass product, it has great looks, immediately grabs everyone's attention, the steel is superior with no whip and a perfect taper both edge-on and on the flat. The sharpening process was much better than I expected. I accidentally shaved two layers of skin off a finger before I even felt it. I like it very much.
Reviewed by Robert W.  C
6/25/2015 12:52:53 PM
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This is my second Windlass Steelcrafts sword (Schiavona was my first). This sword is solidly built, it's attractive, and the handling is nice. The wire wrap is very comfortable in bare hands. I would recommend it for anyone.
Reviewed by Gary  P
5/19/2015 3:36:40 PM
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Beautiful weapon!
Reviewed by George  F
8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM