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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.
$169.95

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.
$189.95

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 Celt-Iberian Falcata 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: The English Cutlass

This Cutlass is very well made.  Fit and finish was great.  Only problem I had with it at all is the guard/grip is pretty small.  If you have larger hands at all this is not the weapon for you.
Reviewed by: Andrew, November 03, 2019

Review of: The Corsair Cutlass Barbary Pirate Sword with Leather Scabbard

This blade is a lot of fun. It has a great balance and a nice over all feel. It is well executed except for the pommel notch on mine was slightly off from the guard. Should be an easy fix though. The baldric is a nice addition. I am very happy with my purchase.
Reviewed by: Dan, September 30, 2019

Review of: The Corsair Cutlass Barbary Pirate Sword with Leather Scabbard

Love this Short but heavy blade.  Made for chopping.  The feel is great and the look was just what I was looking for. The suede baldric looks and feels much better then what you see in the photos.  Not my first sword from Museum Replicas nor will it be my last.
Reviewed by: Andrew, September 16, 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: Hobbit Sting Scabbard

I was very nervous with Sting and no scabbard. It was almost like holding a loaded gun. This quality scabbard changed everything. Now it is safe to have laying around, carrying it, or handing it to someone to check out.  The sword Sting is being called a dagger, but I have read a lot of discussion on the subject. They say any dagger with a blade 14.5 inches long or more is a short sword. I agree.
Reviewed by: Darrell, August 31, 2019

Review of: Hobbit Sting Sword of Bilbo Baggins

This is a very good quality sword. I have been studying fencing, so I feel that the low carbon steel would be better for a real fighting sword, but it would certainly work. I think that quality is the most important aspect of any product and this fits in there nicely. I am not hanging it on my wall because I like to look at it often and I lock it in a gun safe when I am not around. Darrell, August 31, 2019
Reviewed by: Darrell, August 31, 2019

Review of: The English Cutlass

Quality sword and excellent workmanship.
Reviewed by: Marc, August 29, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Centurion Gladius

This is my second battlecry sword and i have to say that i love it, after several cut test still feels like a war weapon(solid,sturdy and sharp) a sword you can rely on.  A bit heavy but is aceptable in a sword of this price range.
Reviewed by: Abraham, August 23, 2019

Review of: Scottish Basket-Hilt Cutlass

Nice sword , has a good weight to it. As with all the Windlass items I have purchased over the years high quality and affordable.
Reviewed by: noland, August 22, 2019

Review of: Pirate Captain's Hanger Sword

Simple, light & quick. This is a great little short sword. Well assembled. Tight fightings. The aging on the guard/pommel and the scabbard hardware is well applied and does not look cheap. I highly recommend this piece.
Reviewed by: John, August 09, 2019