There are several of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collections and several at the Bavarian National Museum. This sword is a perfect example of a German Military Cut-and-Thrust Swept Hilt and was carried by the Munich Town Guard. 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.
The Munich Cut and Thrust Sword features a well-tempered 1095 high carbon steel blade. The pommel and guard are steel and the grip is wood wrapped in twisted steel wire for a very positive hold. Includes a matching leather scabbard with steel accents.