Styria, 4th quarter of the 16th century

Foto: UMJ/N.Lackner

Estocs or even rapiers were carried by soldiers on horseback as well as by the infantry. Their narrow, four-edged blade was intended to be used on the areas of the body that were not protected by armour. Some of the swords have been conserved with their leather-covered sheaths and a carrying ring.


The bladesmiths Wilhelm Gabler from Graz, Georg Lindl from Judenburg, Conrad Meisgen and Michel Eckhart from Passau and the swordsmiths Thoman Schimbl and Bartholomäus Heinrich from Graz are well known as producers of the Panzerstecher or estoc. All of their deliveries to the Styrian Armoury occurred in the 1570s and 1580s.

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Styrian Armoury

Living History

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Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9810


Opening Hours

12 Dezember 2021 to 31 March 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 11 - 12am and 2 - 3pm
1 April 2022 to 30 October 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
admission without a guided tour (brochure)

1 to 30 November 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays admission only with guided tour

1 Dezember 2022 to 31 March 2023 Tue-Sun, public holidays 11 - 12am and 2 - 3pm
admission without a guided tour (brochure)

Guided Tours
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Guided tours on advance notice.
Due to the current Covid regulations, the number of participants is limited.


18th December 2021 12pm - 2pm
18th April 2022
6th June 2022
15th August 2022
26th December 2022

24th/25th December 2021
1st January 2022
1st March 2022
24th/25th December 2022