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Short Swords & Cutlasses

Short swords have seen usage throughout history, from the Legionnaires to Renaissance squires and pirates. In ancient armies, short swords and large shields were a standard armament of the soldiers who fought against the long sarissa pikes of phalanxes. Limitations of copper, bronze, and iron regulated blade length at first. Later, the swords developed across many cultures leading to different types and shapes. After steel had become a common metal used to make bladed weapons, short swords stayed in use as with the Roman gladius which was an effective stabbing weapon.  

Museum Replicas offers a range of short swords. The classics are all covered. For instance, we have the most famous of all short swords – the Roman Gladius. In fact, there are different types of gladius in the selection. Also, there are two other iconic swords of the pre-Roman period – the Greek Hoplite Sword and the Iberian Falcata. Don’t forget to check out the cutlasses which covering the Renaissance and the American Civil War. These include pirate, English, Scottish, and Civil War naval cutlasses. High carbon steel has been used for most of the blades in the selection, making our short swords robust and able to maintain a good edge.

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Pirate Captain's Hanger Sword

#500968
This Hanger is made of antiqued brass and has a steel hilt. Includes scabbard. Overall 32-1/2 inches.
$174.95

Roman Centurion Gladius

#501430
This Roman Gladius has a hand forged high carbon steel blade. Antiqued parts are solid wood with metal accents. Baldric & scabbard included. Overall 28 inches.
$244.95

Hobbit Sting Scabbard

#600932
This fantasy sword features a stainless steel blade, solid metal hilt parts and an elaborately detailed grip. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Overall length of 18-3/4 inches.
$44.95

Hobbit Sting Sword of Bilbo Baggins

#501427
This sword features an AUS-6 stainless steel blade, solid metal hilt parts and a detailed grip. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Overall length of 22-1/2 inches.
$128.95

Golden Coast Cutlass

#501532
This unique cutlass features a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Handle and scabbard are black leather wrapped. Antiqued finish. Overall length of 34-1/8 inches.
$194.95

Indo-Persian Shamshir

#501547
Indo-Persian Shamshir
$2,494.95

The Corsair Cutlass Barbary Pirate Sword with Leather Scabbard

#501690
The design of the guard on this pirate cutlass allow it to be used both left handed and right handed. The high carbon steel blade is tough enough for just about any adventure. Includes matching leather scabbard and suede baldric.
$324.95

Battlecry Centurion Gladius

#501564
This pre-sharpened blade is made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang. Comes with a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity. Overall: 29 inches.
$234.95 $325.00

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Gladius - The Pompeii

Again I am impressed with the price and quality. A prized place on the wall of my "Man Cave" next to the Wooden Training Gladius also from Museum Replicas. Thank you.
Reviewed by: HOWARD, June 26, 2019

Review of: Scottish Basket-Hilt Cutlass

Simply lovely cutlass, high quality craftsmanship with a thick heavy and well-balanced blade!
Reviewed by: kevin, May 22, 2019

Review of: Roman Centurion Gladius

This sword is a great piece and made with great detail. It is functional and definitely worth it!
Reviewed by: Brody, May 22, 2019

Review of: Gladius - The Pompeii

I just received this Gladius. It was shipped promptly and extremely well packed. The sword overall is well made and balanced like a typical Roman sword, for stabbing. The scabbard is a little flashy, but decent. Even unsharpened this thing is a deadly weapon, great for reinactments or display. Five stars for the price verses quality.
Reviewed by: Terry, March 21, 2019

Review of: Golden Coast Cutlass

Nothing bad to say about this cutlass.  One of my best !
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 21, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Hattin Falchion

This blade is beautiful!  The black parts have a varied pattern to it that makes it look like stone instead of metal.  It's well worth the money if this is the type of blade you're looking for!
Reviewed by: Lisa, January 24, 2019

Review of: Classic Hoplite Sword

This blade is exactly what I had hoped it would be. It is well balanced and quick in the hand. Everything is tight and solid.
Reviewed by: Dan, January 23, 2019

Review of: Gladius - Maintz Pattern

excellent blade
Reviewed by: William, January 22, 2019

Review of: Hobbit Sting Sword of Bilbo Baggins

Greatly impressed with workmanship, attention to detail, and style. Not planning on going after any bad-guys with it, but with its scabbard, it looks great on my wall.
Reviewed by: HOWARD, January 15, 2019

Review of: Hobbit Sting Scabbard

Excellent companion to Bilbo Baggins' sword. Great fit to the blade and made exceptionally well.
Reviewed by: HOWARD, January 15, 2019