My Collection of Assorted Means of Medieval Mayhem

My apologies for the graininess of the images. During post-processing to convert them from 8MP camera-raw to 800x533pixel JPEG I discovered the camera had been set to ISO 1600, rather than the default range of 100 or 200.

I also apologize for the backdrop; white sheet on an inflatable matress, shot from an angle, with shoe-mount flash on the camera. Maybe someday in the future I will reshoot these with a better backdrop, using a fixed photo-lamp and reflector(s) to control the light.

For scale, the molding strips are each 47 inches long. And yes, I do know that Museum Replicas is a subsidiary of Atlanta Cutlery.

Name Period Source
bastard sword
Bastard Sword "Reluctant" 1280 Museum Replicas
Del Tin, Italy
One of the first 5 styles produced, limited quantity of 500 each (as I recall).

broad sword
Broad Sword "Hungry" Museum Replicas
Del Tin, Italy
One of the first 5 styles produced, limited quantity of 500 each (as I recall).

great sword
Great Sword
Sword of Pavia
1525 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

leuterit viking
"Leuterit" Viking 750 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

german hunting saber
German Hunting Saber
Pommel needs polishing
Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

cinqueda
Cinqueda
Renaissance Short Sword
Sword length rather than long dagger style.
1450 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

cutlass
Scottish Basket-hilt Cutlass
Basket needs polishing.
1690 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

classical rapier
Classical Rapier
out of focus
1600 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

military sword rapier
Military Sword Rapier
A transition between broadswords and thin rapiers. Though if I recall the catalog the actual period makes it a reversion as it comes after the development of rapiers.
Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

war hammer
War Hammer Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

yatagan
Yatagan Atlanta Cutlery

daggers1
Brass-hilted Rondel
While it does have an edge, the blade is very thick, and the point could be used to punch through armor.
1350 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

Baselard Dagger 1450 Museum Replicas
Del Tin, Italy

Four-sided Turned Stiletto
A modern design not based upon any historical example.
Museum Replicas

daggers2
Bayonet
Unidentified, but similar to M1889 Belgian
1890 Antique Shop in the UK

German Brass-hilted Short Sword
Possibly an M1852 Prussian Infanterie Faschinenmesser
1850 Antique Shop in the UK

Three-sided Venetian Stiletto 1520 Museum Replicas
Windlass Steelcrafts, India

damascus katana
Gold Flower Katana
Damascus style steel
Museum Replicas
China

Tai Chi
T'ai Chi (Jian) Sword
Damascus style steel
Needs a good cleaning & polishing to remove corrosion building up where the scabbard snugs down on the blade.
The tassels would probaby be removed for actual practice.
Museum Replicas
China

shirasaya
Shirasaya
Properly, a shirasaya is a white (bare) wood scabbard and hilt, with no guard, used for long term storage of a katana blade. The red lacquer finish is what makes this an "improper" shirasaya; the lacquer finish can result in the scabbard trapping moisture.
This package included a maintenance kit in the box (hammer for tapping out the hilt pin, cleaning papers, polishing duster).
Museum Replicas
China

dragon-hilt katana
Dragon-hilt Katana
A copy of the model used in the Highlander series, from the manufacturer that provided them to the series as I recall, though appears to be a lower-quality than the current Marto of Spain productions.
Modern Museum Replicas
Toledo (?), Spain

air force academy
Air Force Academy Dress Sword Modern

claymore
Basket-hilt Claymore >1700 Atlanta Cutlery
Possibly from Windlass Steelcrafts.

union saber
Civil War Union Saber 1860 Atlanta Cutlery

confederate saber
Civil War Confederate Saber 1860 Atlanta Cutlery

infantry sword
US Infantry Sword 1840 Atlanta Cutlery

artillery short sword
US Foot Artillery Short Sword
Styled after the Napoleonic short sword, itself based upon the Roman Gladius.
1832 Atlanta Cutlery

The following items are wall-hanger/decorative items. They are made from cheap metals with tangs that would break upon use, or are just so unbalanced that an edge-on strike is unlikely unless two hands are used.
wallhanger katana
Katana
Chrome-plated blade, shark-skin pattern plastic hilt, blade pin is loose.

wallhanger longsword
Sword of Charlemagne
Thin tang, I believe this is a scaled-down model as it was described as a two-handed longsword, but this is not even a hand-and-a-half grip.

axe
Battle Axe
Blade is too thin, and the balance is such that the only way to swing this reliably is a two-handed hold (one hand at each set of "rings".
Atlanta Cutlery

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