Okay es there is a glitch, it is called the swordless link glitch and it may be preformed numerous ways. one of the easiest ways that works on all versions is to, Catch a fish in bottle, Go to gannon's castle and beat him all he way up until his final form. Wait until he knocks the master's sword out of your hand. Then (this is the most important part) let your fish out of its bottle and then catch it again. This is the only way to get a bottle with an item out. Finally, with the bottle out backflip and while in he air hit the button with the bottle equipped to it and hit a C-Button with a different iem on it, such as the megaton hammer. If you did this right, you should land on your feet holding the hammer like the ocarina and you should find that you can play it too! play the prelude of light o warp out. now you should be swordless link.
I am not shure of any way to get the sword i believe it is impossible because once you equip your sword again it all goes back to normal. But you can use other items on epona like the megaton hammer which i found quite pleasing
lol. So your answer is no, and not even on the gold cartridge. of course keep searching you may find something useful in your journey! haha sorry for the disappointment