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
zeughaus@museum-joanneum.at

 

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

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)
and also 11am - 3pm: 1., 2., 8., 9., 15., 16., 22., 23., 26. & 31. December


01. November to 01. April 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 11am - 3pm

admission only as part of a guided tour.


02. April 2019 to 31. October 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)


01. November 2019 to 31. March 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission only as part of a guided tour.


Guided tours: 1pm (EN, 12:30 pm as of 1.1.2019), 11am and 2pm (GER). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Additional guided tours on advance notice.

 

31st December
22nd April 2019
10th June 2019

24th/25th December
1st January 2019
5th March 2019
24th/25th December 2019