Functional Swords

Each and every one of the blades you will find here in our functional swords section is more than just a pretty historical replica or a decorative display blade. Every sword you will find in this section of Dark Knight Armoury is a hardy blade that is made to withstand the rigors of combat, ensuring that you can use these blades for display or for battle. Virtually all of our functional swords are battle ready and are forged from high carbon steel, as well as tempered to make them both strong and flexible, just like any good, functional sword should be. Many of our functional swords come with varying levels of working edges, which means that some are rather sharp and can be used for cutting the moment you get them. We literally offer hundreds of different swords, all featuring very distinctive styles, ensuring that no matter your taste, there is likely a blade here for you, one that suits your needs, your style, and your budget! Some are traditional medieval swords straight out of the Dark Ages, while others are functional fencing rapiers from a time of more refined taste and precise blade work. Others still are works of pure fantasy, deriving inspiration from books, movies, video games, and other forms of fiction that are recreated in lifelike, working detail for any blade connoisseur to enjoy. The swords of Vikings stand next to examples of the Roman gladius, while typical medieval swords, like the arming sword, the long sword, the bastard sword, and the two handed sword all eagerly await the day that they are swung in battle, just like in the days of old. Greek swords are great for the historic warrior, while civil war sabers and cutlasses are perfect for those who have an interest in later styles of war and battle. And all of these wonderful blades are made by manufacturers like Windlass Steelcrafts, Hanwei, CAS Iberia, Cold Steel, and more, ensuring that each one is a great work that will likely not let you down any time soon. Used properly, these swords are a dream, and thanks to the great look of each and every one, when you are not busy wielding them, either in battle or in training, they make for great display pieces to set on your mantle, too! We have a sword for every style here at Dark Knight Armoury, so if you fancy yourself a swordsman or a warrior, then why not take a moment to browse through our functional swords and see what catches your fancy? You never know, you might find the sword of your dreams, right here, right now.
11th Century Norman Sword
SH2326
Based upon designs popular during the famed Norman conquest of England led by William the Conqueror, this 11th Century Norman Sword is a functional stage weapon that is perfect for your reenactment or stage combat from this era.
Price: $210.00
11th Century Viking Sword With Scabbard
DS-1335
The common view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard, which is ornate and intricate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
Price: $490.00
11th Century Viking Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1335B
The common view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt, which is ornate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
Price: $595.00
12th Century Medieval Sword
IP-003-2
Our 12th Century Medieval Sword features a hardwood handle wrapped in leather. The crossguard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.
Price: $279.00
12th Century Medieval Sword With Scabbard
DS-1340
As armor improved, swords were forced to change. This 12th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard is an example of how they changed, developing into larger blades that excelled at slashing, crushing, and thrusting, all to negate a foes armor.
Price: $445.00
12th Century Medieval Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1340B
As armour improved, swords changed. This 12th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt is an example of how they changed, developing into larger blades that excelled at slashing, crushing, and thrusting, all to negate a foes armor.
Price: $550.00
13th Century Arming Sword
SM36050
The second in a series of performance oriented swords designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms, this 13th Century Arming Sword has a very slight forward balance, making it quick in the hand and devastating in the cut.
Price: $459.00
14th Century Gothic Sword With Scabbard
DS-1368
The advent of heavy plate armour meant that the traditional sword had to change or be left behind. Swords like this 14th Century Gothic Sword with Scabbard were an innovation in functionality, thanks to their great versatility.
Price: $395.00
14th Century Gothic Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1368B
The advent of heavy plate armour meant that the traditional sword had to change or be left behind. Swords like this 14th Century Gothic Sword with Scabbard and Belt were an innovation in functionality, thanks to their great versatility.
Price: $500.00
14th Century Medieval Sword With Scabbard
DS-1354
Bold, broad, and powerful looking, the design of this 14th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard was in response to plate-reinforced mail armour of the age, and its design does not leave a warrior wanting for power or versatility.
Price: $410.00
14th Century Medieval Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1354B
Bold, broad, and powerful looking, the design of this 14th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt was in response to plate and mail armour of the age, and its design does not leave a warrior wanting for power or versatility.
Price: $515.00
14th Century War Sword
SH2366
The 14th century marked the beginning of the Hundred Years War between England and France, which lasted well into the 1400s. This 14th Century War Sword is designed after the weapons used by soldiers throughout this turbulent century.
Price: $290.00
15th Century Hand and a Half Sword With Scabbard
DS-1537
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard is a practical warriors sword with a hardy make and a versatile design, making it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
Price: $425.00
15th Century Hand and a Half Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1537B
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a practical warriors sword with a hardy and versatile design that makes it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
Price: $530.00
15th Century Mercenary Sword
SH2368
The mercenary or routier of the medieval period was, in a nutshell, a soldier for hire by either side in the Hundred Years War. This 15th Century Mercenary Sword is a must have sword for reenactors or collectors of the medieval era.
Price: $325.00
15th Century Ring Hilted Sword
AH-3424F
When you are sword fighting, you need a weapon that is functional, alluring, and protective. The 15th Century Ring Hilted Sword encompasses all three of these features, making it your ideal sword for light combative use.
Price: $248.00
16th Century Hand and a Half Sword
SH2365
The 16th century saw the end of what we refer to as the medieval period, a time when the hand and a half sword was incredibly popular. This 16th Century Hand and a Half Sword is a stunning representation of weapons from that time.
Price: $325.00
16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard
DS-1535
If you have been searching for a medieval styled sword with elegance, then the 16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard may be what you desire. This hand forged sword recreates antique refinement that no warrior can deny.
Price: $420.00
16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt
DS-1535B
The beauty and function of a blade like the 16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt is something to be truly appreciated. Any gentleman or warrior would be happy to carry this fine weapon at their side.
Price: $525.00
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
07-88S
The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard is based on a weapon widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. A supreme cutting weapon, this sword was used up into the 20th century.
Price: $409.99
On Sale For: $328.00
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
07-88SS
The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Steel Scabbard is based on the weapon widely used by the British and their Prussian allies at the Battle of Waterloo. Its sharpened forward edge gives the blade ferocious cutting power.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
1840 Non Commissioned Sword
500350
Displaying a cast brass hilt with a ribbed grip, the 1840 Non Commissioned Sword was carried by American soldiers during the Mexican War, the American Civil War, and the Spanish American War, and is still worn by Army sergeants.
Price: $109.95
1850 Union Staff and Field Sword
500124
Faithfully recreated from period blades, this 1850 Union Staff and Field Sword is hand forged from a flexible and resilient steel that meets British military specifications. The wooden grip is wrapped in black leather and gold wire.
Price: $149.95
1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword
SNB8
The 1851 Pattern Basket-hilt Broadsword was standard officer issue in the Highland regiments from Victorian to modern times. It has an etched blade with the George V cipher. The red basket liner and pommel make it an attractive piece.
Price: $269.00
1917 Cutlass by Cold Steel
07-88CS
In 1917, the US Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in service for 57 years. Cold Steels modern recreation of the 1917 Cutlass is as authentic as possible, modeled after an original copy in a personal collection.
Price: $289.99
On Sale For: $232.00
1917 Hybrid Cutlass by Cold Steel
07-88CSH
Inspired by the 1904 Austrian Saber (07-88PSB) and the 1917 Cutlass (07-88CS), the 1917 Hybrid Cutlass by Cold Steel combines features from these magnificent weapons to produce a fierce design for the ultimate close quarters weapon.
Price: $299.99
On Sale For: $240.00
1917 Saber by Cold Steel
07-88CSSN
While not an exact copy of a historical saber, our 1917 Saber has a lot to offer the modern swordsman and is truly a cut and thrust weapon to be reckoned with, capable of fearsome cuts and thrusts while maintaining a sturdy defense.
Price: $339.99
On Sale For: $272.00
2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set
ZS-926626-SL
Does the old adage of two being better than one apply to swords, just as it does to heads? Yes it does! This 2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set puts a pair of straight-edged blades into your hands that add modern style to the ninjas weapons.
Price: $19.00
On Sale For: $17.10
3 Piece Ninja Sword Set
ZS-926844-BK
A true ninja makes sure to have the right weapons to capitalize on any opening, and this 3 Piece Ninja Sword Set brings a trio of blades to the fight, ensuring that whether up close or at range, you can bring the pain to your foe.
Price: $29.90
On Sale For: $26.91
3rd Century Roman Spatha
AH-2002
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate sword, featuring straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
Price: $180.00
3rd Century Roman Sword
AH-4221
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Sword is an ornate spatha, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
Price: $153.00
8th Century Viking Sword
IP-033
This Viking Sword is fashioned after an Eighth Century Design. This beautiful sword has a highly polished 33-inch blade with fuller and a dark hardwood handle with a polished, solid steel pommel and cross guard.
Price: $279.00
Acre Broadsword
501509
The Acre Broadsword has been hand-forged by expert smiths with decades of experience, ensuring that it will make a fantastic weapon for your home armory. This functional Crusader sword is crafted from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
Price: $325.00
Agincourt War Sword
501506
Fans of medieval blade replicas are sure to appreciate the expert craftsmanship evident in the Agincourt War Sword. Forged by experienced master smiths, the striking functional sword is made from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
Price: $350.00
American Revolution Saber
500872
The American Colonists were, like most of Europe, fond of the dashing French Hussar. The handmade hilt of this American Revolution Saber reflects the 1700s French style. This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for mounted combat.
Price: $149.95
APOC Survival Katana
SD35510
The APOC Survival Katana at a glance looks atypical except for the classic Japanese styled blade. But fans of Gus Trim will recognize his subtle style and perfection in a design that is historically unusual for this famed sword maker.
Price: $189.00
APOC Tactical Cutlass
SD35500
Whether it be plague, natural disaster, mass hysteria, nuclear fallout, zombie hordes, alien invasion, or cyborg warfare, the APOC Tactical Cutlass Sword features a trim and brutal profile designed to withstand bleak future days.
Price: $119.00
Arming Sword with Scabbard
AH-3372
The Arming Sword with Scabbard is a replica of the sword that became the traditional weapon of the knight, before the longsword. The weapon is a single-handed sword with a broad blade designed for cutting, slashing, and thrusting.
Price: $143.00
Arming Sword With Scabbard
DS-1313
By the 14th century, the classical view of the knights sword took shape in the arming sword. This Arming Sword with Scabbard demonstrates exactly why, as its pronounced taper and tip make this blade a quick yet devastating weapon.
Price: $395.00
Arming Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1313B
By the 14th century, the classical view of the knights sword took shape in the arming sword. This Arming Sword with Scabbard and Belt demonstrates why, as its pronounced taper and tip make this blade a quick, devastating weapon.
Price: $500.00
Arnold Stage Combat Sword
MY100593
With the Arnold Stage Combat Sword in your hand, fend off your foes while wowing your audience. This spring steel stage combat sword features an authentic medieval appearance that has been made safe for performance and costume use.
Price: $99.00
Arrowhead Katana
SD35330
There comes an exhilarating rush when an arrow is released from a fully drawn bow. As fast as the arrow flies so will the Arrowhead Katana pierce the hearts of your enemies, honor and glory finding residence in this spectacular sword!
Price: $399.00
Authentics Ö Dussack Cutlass
ED2652
Each Dussack is made from a single piece of steel and is clearly a no frills cutting weapon. Because of its simple and functional design, it was favored by commoners, who needed a weapon that could be used for a variety of purposes.
Price: $151.05
Autumn Leaf Katana
SD35210
The symbolism of the gingko leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself. The Autumn Leaf Katana embraces this rich metaphor of endurance in its decorative motif, evoking the true beauty of the season.
Price: $449.00
Balduin Stage Combat Sword
MY100594
Like a fearsome 11th century Norman warrior, you battle your enemies with stalwart defiance. With the Balduin Stage Combat Sword in hand, your stage fight is safe without sacrificing an impressively authentic medieval appearance.
Price: $99.00
Bamboo Citadel Katana
SC4003
Hand-crafted from exceptionally high quality materials, the Bamboo Citadel Katana is as beautiful as it is functional, and it features a spectacularly unique, limited edition design, of which only 100 models will ever be produced.
Price: $2,799.00
Bamboo Mat Katana
SH2438
Our eye-catching Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines its impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Price: $1,200.00
Bamboo Print Handmade Katana
NP-F-570-BAM
Functional for lighter use and a beautiful work of art, the Bamboo Print Handmade Katana offers the best of both worlds. This hand-forged katana features gorgeous ornamentation and is made of 1045 carbon steel with a long fuller.
Price: $99.90
Basket-Hilt Backsword
SH2003
Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity.
Price: $485.00
Basket-Hilt Broadsword
SH2002
Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary.
Price: $475.00
Bastard Sword
SH2250
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe.
Price: $340.00
Bastard Sword
501510
Brought back by popular demand, the Bastard Sword is a Windlass Classic blade. This massive broad sword could have easily been used at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, cutting and slashing its way through the Tudor ranks.
Price: $245.00
Battle of Agincourt Sword
SH2371
The Battle of Agincourt is still remembered as one of the most prolific battles of the Hundred Years War. Crafted to commemorate this victory for the English, this Battle of Agincourt Sword is both reenactment and display ready.
Price: $290.00
Battle Sword of the Han Dynasty
MC-JK-093
The Battle Sword of the Han Dynasty is a weapon that takes the traditional sword of an ancient Chinese warrior and adorns it with Han dynasty symbols and emblems, creating a stunning sword and a fine piece of art.
Price: $400.00
Black Blade Naval Cutlass
BK-CTK36024HC
Every sailor needs a sword to keep the crew and cargo safe, so make sure yours gets the job done and looks spectacular while doing it. With this Black Blade Naval Cutlass, you will own a sleek and functional weapon worthy of a captain.
Price: $149.95
Black Damascus Dragon Ninjato
MC-TR-017BD
Depicted as a wingless, serpentine creature with clawed feet, the Japanese dragon appears in many folktales and works of art. The Black Damascus Dragon Ninjato features a squared tsuba showing one of these mystical water deities.
Price: $120.00
Black Death Sword With Scabbard
DS-1372
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think for a second that this sword is just a wall-hanger. As nice as this Black Death Sword with Scabbard looks, it is also fully functional and battle-ready.
Price: $425.00
Black Death Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1372B
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think that this weapon is just a wall hanger. The Black Death Sword with Scabbard and Belt is as eye-catching as it is fully functional and battle-ready.
Price: $530.00
Black Prince Sword
IP-076-2
The Black Prince sword is a late 14th century Hand and a Half Sword Type XVa. The original sword, which rests in a private collection in England, is thought to possibly be the sword of Edward the Black Prince.
Price: $279.00
Black Prince Sword With Scabbard
DS-1326
The Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is an accurate reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Price: $450.00

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