There are several originals of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collection and several at the Bavarian National Museum, and this replica was built after them.
It's a perfect example of a German military cut-and-thrust swept hilt sword carried by the Munich Town Guard around 1600.
The slightly shorter blade and stout hilt were perfect for breaking up a street fight or tavern brawl, as the town guard was often employed to do, and was clearly intended for practical use. It has a well-tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade. The pommel and guard are made from steel and the grip is wood wrapped in twisted steel wire for a very firm hold. The blade is not sharpened.This sword comes complete with a leather scabbard.
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Munich Town Guard Sword
Overall length: approx. 101 cm
Blade length: approx. 80 cm
Blade width (widest point): approx. 4.3 cm
Blade width (slimmest point): approx. 2 cm
Weight (without scabbard): approx. 1480 g