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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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Elven Short Sword

#501394
This short sword is made of the highest grade stainless steel and sports highly detailed solid metal parts. The grip is wrapped in black leather and silver wire. Flame engraving adorns each side of the blade.
$49.95 $59.95

Top Customer Reviews

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

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