Cut and Thrust Swords
Offering a middle ground between an arming sword and a rapier, cut and thrust swords feature Renaissance-style hilts with thicker blades than rapiers and a sharp taper. Various kinds of Renaissance swords, such as field swords and side swords, can be labeled cut and thrust blades. These single handed swords were popular during the 16th and 17th centuries, evolving from the medieval knightly sword. They provided a nimble wielding experience similar to a rapier while possessing the strength to be used for cutting and combat. At Buying a Sword, our selection of historical swords includes high quality cut and thrust sword replicas for training and display. These Renaissance military swords make fantastic collectible weapons for anyone interested in the evolution of swords from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period.