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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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Celtic Short Sword

#501431
This short sword was perfect for close quarters battle and the close confines of the forest. The solid anthropomorphic metal handle is characteristic of this proud race. The custom blade is made from hand forged, tempered high carbon steel. Every part is antiqued. Includes genuine leather scabbard. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.
$120.00 $160.00

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.
$245.00 $245.00

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".
$123.75 $165.00

Eagle of Rome Gladius

#501429
This incredible gladius has a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade, it is truly worthy of an elite Roman officer. All parts are highly detailed and meticulously hand finished in solid metal. All parts have been antiqued to give them the same look and feel of a campaign used sword. Features baldric with a custom wood scabbard wrapped in leather and accented with real metal detail. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.
$183.75 $245.00

Falcata

#500062
The Celt-Iberians of Roman times were justly famed for their weapons, such as the Falcata; one of the most devastating swords ever made! The inward curving blade delivered a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. Considered to be of Greek, or possibly Etruscan origin, this sword spread into Southern Russia and also Spain. It was in Spanish hands that it was most feared by the Romans. The blade is made from high carbon steel. The handle is solid brass. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Comes with scabbard.
$195.00 $195.00

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.
$161.25 $215.00

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.
$146.25 $195.00

Golden Coast Cutlass

#501532
This antiqued finished pirate cutlass has a pierced, seashell guard. The handle & scabbard are black leather wrapped.
$146.25 $195.00