Munich Sword

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This German Military sword has a tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade. Pommel and guard are steel. Grip is wood wrapped in wire. Overall 40 inches.
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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 1065 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: 40"
  • Blade: 33-1/8" long, 1-11/16" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 3 lbs / 10 oz

Can be sharpened and/or personalized with 3 Initials for additional fees.

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Products specifications
Overall Length 40"
Blade Length 33-1/8"
Blade Width 1-11/16"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 3 lbs / 10 oz
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available


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A bit disappointed
It’s a really cool looking, well balanced, and well made sword. There are however a few imperfections such as some discoloring of the metal, a knick on the pommel, and the guard isn’t properly lined up with the blade. It’s got some problems sadly.
- Chris, January 18, 2020 | Verified Purchase
Two Thumbs Up!
Very interesting sword. Styled like a rapier, but with a wider and thicker blade, which makes it much more blade heavy. Very well constructed. I recommend.
- John, August 01, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Great for Busting Up Bar Fights
The sword feels heavy at the hilt, but it balances at 4-5" above the hilt, just as it should. I found the handle was a bit short for my medium sized hands, so I reduced the bead at the bottom end with a Dremel tool. It was easy to do and added the necessary length. This is an excellent cut and thrust design - with emphasis on the thrust.
- Max, February 13, 2019
A good sword
I am very happy with this sword. It is beautiful and sturdy. It's a great sword for a person who is looking for a thrusting weapon but wants something a bit heftier and better for slashing/chopping, which I was.
- Garrett, September 28, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Great sword!
Wow this thing! It feels significantly heavier than I expected, but I've never had anything other than katanas before, so this is actually my first one handed sword. That said, the construction is solid, and it feels good to hold. I don't think you'd be able to outmatch someone with a rapier using this thing, but it feels like it'd certainly fits the definition of a cut and thrust sword. My only real complaint is that the engraving is way smaller than I had hoped, but it was only an extra $5, so it's not a big deal. This is my first sword from Windlass Steelcrafts, and it's left a pretty good impression on me.
- Matthew, September 01, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Lovely sword
I absolutely love this sword! It is perfect for my interpretation of Dread Pirate Roberts in cosplay. As I am not big on rapiers. It is like a hybrid between arming sword and rapier. Suits me extremely well.
- Paul, August 25, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Munich Sword
This is the one I'd grab off the wall!

It has very different balance as noted by other reviewers, most swords demand a glove/gauntlet be worn to "come alive" but this one more than most.

It really is a "Guard Sword" it wants to be held up to guard your face ready to deliver a right cross or skull bash.
The blade is heavy enough to break a drunken fops rapier and quick enough deliver a few nasty cuts of your own with a point that will pierce light armor with ease!
- Matthew, June 16, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Wonderful Sword
This is my second purchase in the same week from Museum Replicas.  Just like my first purchase of a rapier, this item was delivered timely and well packed.  I had this sword sharpened and was delighted with the edge.  It's a serious weapon.  The weight and balance are great for my size.  Workmanship is outstanding.  For the price, it is an excellent piece.  I will definitely be a returning customer.
- Michael, December 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
My favorite sword do far. Incredible value for the money. It is absolutely beautiful to look at, well balanced for the weight, and arrived hair-shaving sharp - kudos to the sharpening service. This is a very versatile type of sword that lends itself to a variety of fighting styles, rapier or broadsword, and should be a good general representation of weapons used in the 30 Years War...a transitional period in warfare tactics from renaissance to early modern, that saw a large variety of blades used.
The sword is very functional weapon,it slices and stabs through milk bottles effortlessly. I did not test it on harder items since I did not want to mar the beautiful blade.
The only drawback for me was that the scabbard does appear a little flimsy and of questionable quality, but I understand they have to save money somewhere to be able to offer this sword at such an amazing price, and I rather have them save money on the scabbard than the blade.
Overall, you will NOT regret buying this.
- Bernhard, October 06, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I picked up this sword as a "Deal of the Day" purchase, and it was certainly a good price for what you get... a LOT of steel! The advertised weight of this beast is three pounds, but mine weighs well over half a pound more at nearly 3.6 pounds. This is a really attractive sword suitable for chopping through saplings and the occasional Plymouth.
If you were to picture a medieval bouncer in a rowdy Biergarten, then THIS would be the sword for him! This isn't made as a fencing or dueling sword since there's too much weight to it to be reasonably controllable. This was made to end a brawl or fight with one swing, and put the fellow DOWN.
If you weigh in at about 300+ pounds or are a body builder, then you might be able to control this sword, but if you're an average guy (or even a bit above average) then this is not a fencing weapon, but rather a solid steel hay-maker!
It's solid as a rock and nice looking so it would look fine for display. In a bad situation though, one need only strike once, and the threat is down... (miss however, and you'll have a lot of trouble bringing it back around!)
A fun sword!
- , Guest, September 12, 2017
This is one of their better swords imo. Very well built, excellent handling.
- Matthew, November 14, 2015
Wow.  What a beautiful sword.  I was thoroughly impressed when I received it.  My only complaint is that its heavy.  
- Raffaele, August 02, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Terry, July 07, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Robert W., June 25, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Gary, May 19, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Beautiful weapon!

- George, August 10, 2011 | Verified Purchase

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Products specifications
Overall Length 40"
Blade Length 33-1/8"
Blade Width 1-11/16"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 3 lbs / 10 oz
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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