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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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Spiculus Gladius

#501782
Admired for his fighting skills by the throngs of citizens that attended the Gladiatorial Games, the Gladiator Spiculus became personally favored by the Roman Emperor Nero. Spiculus was lavishly rewarded for his exploits in the arena. We've designed this gladius to be true to the period, but worthy of a champion.
$349.95

Damascus Short Sword

#404451
This medieval style short sword has a double edged Damascus steel blade which slashes and penetrates your target with ease. Features a blonde wood and bone handle with black and brass spacers and a steel pommel.
$109.95

Russian Kindjal

#400318
This military issue version of the Russian Kindjal has a curved, double-edge blade was perfect as a close combat weapon. High carbon steel blade, hardwood grip and full tang. Overall 23-1/4 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$89.95

Battlecry Hattin Falchion

#501508
The Hattin offers a sharp front-loaded blade whose center of percussion is capable of tremendous cleaving blows and chopping strikes. Yet, its center of gravity is well-balanced enough for a quick center-of rotation that gives its curved point impressive play. It is a serious cutting blade not for the weak-of-heart or weak-of-arm. Whether noble knight or common man at arms, it’s a prime example of this lesser-known and under-appreciated European sword form.
$234.95

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.
$51.95

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.
$136.95

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. Comes factory sharp.
$189.95

Roman Centurion Gladius

#501430
Truly worthy of a Roman officer, this beautiful Centurion Gladius has a high carbon steel blade that has been hand forged, tempered and factory sharpened. Baldric & scabbard included. Overall 28 inches.
$244.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Damascus Short Sword

I purchased one of these recently on "deal of the day". Amazing price and great little sword. It came sharpened, all parts were tight, balanced well and the scabbard fit tight. Only bad thing was the tip was a bit blunt like when you drop a knife tip first on a concrete floor. That kind of little mushroom shape you get but that was fixed with a  few minutes on a honing stone. All in all a great sword even at full price! Also MRL's sister company Atlanta Cutlery sells a dagger that is so similar in design they would make a great set. Check it out. The drag there is the dagger can't be sent to CA. because it's classed as a dagger/deadly weapon by CA law so you better have a good friend out of state. Ha ha!
Reviewed by: Jeffery, February 10, 2022

Review of: Damascus Short Sword

It was very nicely made and looked amazing. Love the Damascus pattern. Nice balance and weight. Atlanta Cutlery & Museum Replicas have always delivered quality items. This is my 9th purchase over the past 30 years, so I should know.
Reviewed by: Tristam, February 17, 2021

Review of: Damascus Short Sword

Feels great in the hand. Loving the combination of horn and bone!
Reviewed by: Russell, December 12, 2020

Review of: Damascus Short Sword

I bought this for my viking outfit looks great with it.  balance is very nice.
Reviewed by: Philip, July 11, 2020

Review of: Battlecry Hattin Falchion

It's hard to find a good reproduction falchion, especially at this price point. The Battlecry series in general is high quality and if you add in a servieable scabbard and a free sword frog it makes the overall value sky high. The weapon is blade forward as it should be and well constructed. The "machete style" blade is pretty unique as well. You would NOT want to get struck with this thing. Only the Battlecry war hammer and axe can compare.
Reviewed by: Jarod, April 20, 2020

Review of: Damascus Short Sword

I'll admit I thought this price was too good to be true. A beautiful damascus blade with a lovely scabbard, and all for under $110? Impossible. Boy was I wrong. The sword is beautiful, and the scabbard, too. Tonight I used it to hack through some of the bamboo on my property and it had no problem going through the bamboo stalks. No chips or glinting, just a razor sharp, gorgeous, deadly blade.
Reviewed by: Jason, February 12, 2020

Review of: Battlecry Hattin Falchion

Superb rendering of this historical weapon.  The scabbard is a little tight and does not easily render itself to drawing the weapon quickly but I expect this will resolve itself with use.
Reviewed by: Mike, November 28, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Hattin Falchion

Being a falchion one would expected the sword to be very blade heavy.  This is not the case with this sword. It is very light, maneuverable, and surprisingly well-balanced.  
I like how windlass chose to use a hexagon design for the handle. I find it very easy to get a secure and solid grip.
For the price range you can't find a better production Falchion.
If this sword happens to be the Deal of the Day. BUY IT!!! You will not regret it.
Reviewed by: Franco, August 31, 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: Hobbit Sting Scabbard

I figure this is a must have if you have Sting.  It is well made, looks good, and fits nice.  Good accessory.
Reviewed by: Kenneth, November 26, 2018