Whether the film was a western or a sword'n'cape era 'spaghetti', similar to the later Dean Reed medieval western "The Four Ragamuffins" aka "Sotto a chi tocca!" (October, 24 1972), which would also co-star Jordan, remains unknown.
Even though Variety ran 'Sword and Shield' (January 3) & 'Trinity Meets the Three Musketeers' (March 21) as separate entries, it would be more likely that they were the same film. They shared the same producer, same director, same production period. All in all, the items appeared within their pages in early 1972. Indicating that it may not have gone any further toward fruitarian.
Soon after these items had appeared The Three Musketeers finally did arrive in the West in the form of Bruno Corbucci's "The Three Musketeers of the West'' aka "Tutti per uno botte per tutti" (1973), which translates as 'All for One, Punches for All'. That pretty much summoned up the mood of the day. Karate, fists, and beans!