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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 classic short swords. From the most famous of all short swords, the Roman Gladius, to the iconic Iberian Falcata, as well as cutlasses spanning the Renaissance to 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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Scottish Basket-Hilt Cutlass

#500920
This cutlass has a double edge for the first 9" of the blade and has a basket-hilt for protection. Includes scabbard. Overall 31-1/2 inches.
$214.95

The English Cutlass

#501405
This replica has a hand forged, high carbon steel blade and a solid brass guard. Leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. Overall 30-1/2 inches.
$148.95

US 1860 Naval Cutlass

#500152
This Naval cutlass exhibits a hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features leather frog and includes scabbard. Overall length of 31-1/2 inches.
$179.95

Battlecry Hattin Falchion

#501508
This medieval chopper sword is made from 1065 steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, and extra wide tang. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop. Overall 30-1/2 inches.
$234.95

Classic Hoplite Sword

#500734
This Greek Hoplite sword has a leaf shaped, high carbon steel blade. Steel guard and pommel with leather covered wood grip. Includes leather covered wood scabbard. Overall 28-1/2".
$164.95

Gladius - Maintz Pattern

#500360
This gladius in the maintz pattern has a faux ivory grip with ornate brass applique on the scabbard. Overall 28 inches.
$214.95

Gladius - The Pompeii

#500598
This is the shortest version of the Roman swords and the most popular one. It has parallel cutting edges and a triangular tip. Turned ash and maple handle. 2" wide. 28 inches overall.
$194.95

Falcata

#500062
This popular Celt-Iberian sword features a blade made from 1065 high carbon steel. The handle is solid brass. Includes scabbard. Overall length of 25-1/4 inches.
$194.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Scottish Basket-Hilt Cutlass

I love the size and weight of this sword. Ideal for close quarters combat, this well constructed sword is another great Windlass addition to my collection. Very happy with the purchase and highly recommend this sword.
Reviewed by: John, July 24, 2019

Review of: Gladius - The Pompeii

Great Gladius
As I already own the Mainz Gladius, couldn’t wait to get my hands on this Pompeii version. Once again MR, you delivered on this.  As always, I ordered this sword sharpened. Sword came well packaged and in great shape. Love having these two Gladius displayed together to see how they differ in blade shape and detail. Both are well balanced and feel good in the hand. This sword is my 12th sword purchase from MR and won’t be my last.
Reviewed by: Steven, July 23, 2019

Review of: Hobbit Sting Scabbard

Great Hobbit scabbard
I thought I was excited when I bought the hobbit sword, but after receiving the scabbard,I was more. This now completes the set.
The quality of the scabbard in great. Very elven in its detailing. I was also very impressed that the sword snapped into it like a real sword. Detail is wonderful and it is the best fantasy replica sword and scabbard I have bought to date. I highly recommend if you own the sword, you also buy the scabbard. You won’t be sorry.
Reviewed by: Steven, July 22, 2019

Review of: Gladius - Maintz Pattern

Again a mighty fine replica. Weight, grip, and length just right for me. Manufacturing and assembly also excellent for both the Gladius and its scabbard. Arrived safe and sound in great packaging. An attractive addition to my 'blade' display.
Reviewed by: HOWARD, July 22, 2019

Review of: Gladius - The Pompeii

This is a superb rendering of a classic short sword of the ancient world.   Materials are first class and the final product is a thing of beauty.   It holds an honored place in my collection.
Reviewed by: Mike, July 20, 2019

Review of: Roman Centurion Gladius

I"ve had my eye on this sword for some time. Finally pulled the trigger on purchasing it. I was not disappointed. Light, well constructed, visually appealing. A very nice addition to my collection. My only gripe is that it is VERY loose in the scabbard. Don't ever tip it beyond flat horizontal as it will slide right out. A bit pricey at full price for what you get, but on sale it's a decent buy. I definitely recommend.
Reviewed by: John, July 20, 2019

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