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 without sacrificing the strength needed for cutting and combat. At Buying a Sword, our selection of historical swords includes high quality cut and thrust swords 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.
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18th C. Cut and Thrust Sword

Item # AH-4227
This 18th C. Cut and Thrust Sword is a somewhat middle-ground when comes to the evolution of the sword. It features the ornate hilt of later eras, but still possesses a blade that is considerably thicker than the smallsword or rapier.
$113.00

Blackened Short English Saber

Item # AH-3422
Duelists of the later eras often favored a variety of weapons. One master might prefer the small sword, while another, the cut-and-thrust sword. This Blackened Short English Saber is another style of sword that had its own advantages.
$126.00

Don Quixote Legend Sword by Marto

Item # MA-750S
From the pen of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote de La Mancha, a fantastical nobleman with chivalrous ideas far beyond his limits, was born. The Don Quixote Sword by Marto pays tribute to this outlandish literary character.
$444.00

El Cid Colada Sword by Marto

Item # MA-386S
The El Cid Colada Sword, by Marto, is a reproduction of a sword that belonged to the Castilian knight Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as El Cid Campeador in the 11th century. This sword honors some of the knights many deeds.
$272.00

King Charles III Sword by Marto

Item # MA-385S
The King Charles III Rapier Sword by Marto is a reproduction of a guard sword that belonged to King Charles III. Charles the Third (Carlos the Third) was a man of great dynamic spirit and promoted cultural and economic growth.
$469.00

Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword

Item # 501512
Used by cavalry during the English Civil War, the mortuary sword features a half basket hilt. The Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword has very close ties to the English basket hilt and is an ancestor of 18th century cavalry sabers.
$265.00

Munich Sword

Item # 501144
There are several of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collections and several at the Bavarian National Museum. A Munic Sword is a perfect example of German Military Cut-and-Thrust Swept Hilt.
$265.00

Renaissance Sword by Marto

Item # MA-803S
The Renaissance Sword by Martois a reproduction of a typical 16th century Renaissance period rapier, one of the premier fencing swords of the age, featuring a swept hilt fit to protect the hand from the point of an enemy sword.
$450.00

The Castilian Sword

Item # 501434
A sword is not always a weapon for battle. Sometimes they are also personal accents or symbols that embody power, regality, and more. The Castilian Sword is one such weapon that has a look worthy of even an emperor to wield.
$395.00

Venetian Mercenary Shiavona

Item # 501545
While swords like the Venetian Mercenary Shiavona were quite popular throughout Europe, it was the preferred weapon of choice for 17th century Venetian mercenaries. This replica from Windlass Steelcrafts is a true work of art.
$295.00