Edged weapons

The collection of edged weapons contains around 2,414 items:

  • two-handed swords
  • one-and-a-half handers
  • various types of sabres
  • pallasches
  • estocs
  • dusägges
  • broadswords


Most of the edged weapons date back to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; a small number of around 1,100 sabres belonging to the reserve forces date back to 1808/1809. Most of the weapons were purchased from Styrian workshops; the key areas for producing blades were Judenburg and Weiz, whilst the swordsmiths – who provided the hilts for the blades – were mainly centred in Graz.

Before the advent of small firearms, edged weapons were the main weapons used by the cavalry; only a small number of edged weapons were carried by the infantry.

Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9810
F +43-316/8017-9669
zeughaus@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. April to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

01. November 2017 to 23. March 2018 admission only as part of a guided tour.
Admission without guided tour:
01.12.–03.12., 11am–15pm
08.12.–10.12., 11am–15pm
15.12.–17.12., 11am–15pm
22.12.–23.12., 11am–15pm
29.12.–31.12., 11am–15pm


24. March 2018 to 31. October 2018 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Guided tours:
Tues-Sun and on public holidays at 1pm (en), 11am and 2pm (ger). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

 

2nd April 2018
21st May 2018
31st December 2018

1st January 2018
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018