The Sword Guards are only Ramirez's house guards and are working only inside his mansion. The majority of them are equipped with swords that do normal sword damage and have keys to the areas they patrol. The second aspect is good because if there are problems walking around an area, because of locked doors, just wait for a guard to pass by and use his key. Although they are a bit more aware and tough than the regular Bafford Guards, their behavior is quite the same as they don't represent a challenge for the sneaking thief. Just be aware of the fact that they can turn on the mansion's alarm and that they also tend to gather in groups of 4-5 to repel the intruder. Along with that they tend to sometimes run away to the nearest alarm button instead of fight.