Functional Swords

Each and every one of the blades you'll find here in our functional swords section is more than just a pretty historical replica or a decorative display blade. Every sword you'll find in this section of Dark Knight Armoury is a hardy blade that's 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 (although not all come with working edges, so read the description to determine if they're unsharpened, factory sharpened, or anything else). We literally offer hundreds of different swords, all featuring very distinctive styles, ensuring that no matter your taste, there's 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 swordsman's dream, and thanks to the great look of each and every one, when you're 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.


 

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Bastard Sword

Bastard Sword

Item # 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 

Viking Ulfbert Sword

Viking Ulfbert Sword

Item # 500864

This Viking Ulfberht sword is copied from a sword shown in Ian Pierce's book 'Swords of the Viking Age'. An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade.

Price:  $200.00 

Marshall Damascus Sword

Marshall Damascus Sword

Item # SH2001

Our single-hand Marshall Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of England's finest knights, Sir William Marshall.

Price:  $860.00 

300 Spartan Sword

300 Spartan Sword

Item # 881010

Available for the first time, the fully licensed Spartan Sword. We bring you a battle ready version made of 1095 high carbon steel, hand-forged and well tempered 24" blade with fuller.

Price:  $170.00 

Raptor Sword

Raptor Sword

Item # 501090

We have named this new fantasy sword for the fierce prehistoric predator. The pommel is in the form of its deadly claw, but of course, the long curving blade is the real force of this beast. Includes a scabbard.

Price:  $215.00
On Sale For: $195.00 

Claymore Sword

Claymore Sword

Item # SH2060

Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period.

Price:  $365.00 

Dark Sentinel

Dark Sentinel

Item # SH2066

Combining the slashing power of the Samurai Katana with the agility and thrusting ability of fine European dueling swords, the Dark Sentinel is a handsome sword with a bite.

Price:  $195.00 

Celtic Combat Sword

Celtic Combat Sword

Item # ED2002

The Celts were brave warriors, from early as 500 BC fighting with strength and fury. The close combat sword was the chosen weapon in battle, as it's flared blade possessed a strong and deadly sharp edge that could be wielded quickly with great power.

Price:  $158.00 

German Landsknechte Flamberge Sword

German Landsknechte Flamberge Sword

Item # ED2630

This handmade sword is not for the faint of heart...as Great Landsknecht Swords were wielded by only the strongest and most fearless chosen front line Swiss and German soldiers of the Middle Ages.

Price:  $473.10 

Claymore Antiqued Sword

Claymore Antiqued Sword

Item # SH2060N

The Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period. Typically of hand-and-a-half length, this versatile weapon could deliver great sweeping slashes or powerful thrusts.

Price:  $365.00 

15th Century Longsword

15th Century Longsword

Item # 500800

The longsword, often called a hand-and-half, saw a great deal of service as a weapon of war, but was also employed a great deal as a civilian weapon of self-defense. Pommel and guard are steel. Grip is wood wrapped with leather and wire.

Price:  $245.00
On Sale For: $200.00 

Hand and a Half Sword

Hand and a Half Sword

Item # 07-88HNH

You would be hard pressed to find a more versatile or effective sword than this bastard sword. Known also as a Hand and a Half Sword, this weapon is the epitome of rugged design that is brutally effective yet effortless in its look.


Price:  $449.99
On Sale For: $359.99 

Classic Hoplite Sword

Classic Hoplite Sword

Item # 500734

The leaf shaped blade was quite popular throughout the ancient world. Our Hoplite Sword features a steel guard and pommel with a wooden grip covered with leather. The high carbon steel blade makes this sword ideal for re-enactments as well as collecting.

Price:  $165.00
On Sale For: $138.00 

Greek Falcata

Greek Falcata

Item # 500062

The inward curving blade on the Falcata delivers a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. This sword is considered to be of Greek, or possibly Etruscan origin, it's use spread into Southern Russia and also Spain.

Price:  $195.00
On Sale For: $165.00 

Damascus Viking Sword

Damascus Viking Sword

Item # 500262

Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. Damascus, or pattern welded steel, was used to make the blade strong enough to withstand the rigors of combat. This is a beautiful reproduction of an actual artifact found in Finland.

Price:  $425.00
On Sale For: $375.00 

Heron Mark Sword

Heron Mark Sword

Item # 500058

We are very proud to offer a Heron Mark sword. The sword is hand-forged, and of a very tough high carbon steel. The guard and pommel are of brass, and the balance is simply superb.

Price:  $275.00
On Sale For: $225.00 

Edinburgh Claymore

Edinburgh Claymore

Item # 501064

This Claymore rests in a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland and is perhaps the most unique sword we have ever offered. The pommel is typical, but the quatrefoil guard has three branches! The stout blade is made from high carbon tempered steel.

Price:  $275.00
On Sale For: $250.00 

Knights Templar Sword

Knights Templar Sword

Item # IP-003B-2

This Knights Templar Sword is made of high carbon steel making it light weight. The sword features wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang.

Price:  $279.00 

Falchion Sword

Falchion Sword

Item # 500204

Although the double-edged sword gets most of the press, the single-edged falchion was favored by a great many knights and men at arms. The wide cutting blade was quite effective against mail (although armor was being improved by the addition of plates, only the very wealthy could afford it).

Price:  $185.00
On Sale For: $160.00 

Authentics Ö Dussack Cutlass

Authentics Ö Dussack Cutlass

Item # 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:  $93.00 

The Atlantean Sword From Conan the Barbarian

The Atlantean Sword From Conan the Barbarian

Item # 884016

The Atlantean Sword is hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength. This swords has been expertly reproduced by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts, as an exact replica of the sword used on screen from the movie Conan The Barabarian.

Price:  $295.00 

Godfred Sword

Godfred Sword

Item # SH1010

Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, our Godfred Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals.

Price:  $765.00 

The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

Item # 502356

This magnificent sword named The Accolade would have been a sword worthy of the Grand Master to knight a loyal member into this holy order. The best metalsmiths from Windlass Steelcrafts have spent hours on each blade.

Price:  $375.00 

Celtic Norse Sword

Celtic Norse Sword

Item # ED2045

The Early Norse and Celtic people of the Middle Ages created simple, fully functional swords beautifully adorned with designs from their myths and legends. This beautiful Celtic Norse sword has a curled scroll hand engraved into its pommel.

Price:  $182.00 

Lowlander Sword

Lowlander Sword

Item # SH2065

Wielded with ferocity on many a Gaelic battlefield, the massive Lowlander sword vividly illustrates the might of the Scots of old. Known as 'Slaughter-Swords' in the 16th century, these were the swords of choice for Scottish mercenaries of the period.

Price:  $440.00 

Battle Sword

Battle Sword

Item # AH-3315

If there was ever a sword to carry into battle with you, than it has to be this Battle Sword. After all, it's in the name. This medieval sword is modeled after the classic long sword and has a look that's perfect for all classes and styles of warrior.

Price:  $91.00 

Two Handed Great Sword

Two Handed Great Sword

Item # 07-88WGS

Sure it's big and meant to be carried over the shoulder in its scabbard, but it's extremely well balanced and easily wielded by people of larger stature and physical strength.

Price:  $579.99
On Sale For: $463.99 

Roman Maintz Gladius Sword

Roman Maintz Gladius Sword

Item # IP-023-2

Our Roman Maintz Gladius features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, hard wood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. A wood scabbard, wrapped in leather is included.

Price:  $210.00 

Pirate Captain's Hanger

Pirate Captain's Hanger

Item # 500968

The Pirate Captain's Hanger is made of beautiful antiqued brass and has a steel hilt. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is worth its salt against any seabeast or while swarming the side of a galley.

Price:  $175.00
On Sale For: $160.00 

8th Century Viking Sword

8th Century Viking Sword

Item # IP-033

This Viking Sword is fashioned after an Eighth Century Design. This beautiful sword has a highly polished 33 inch blade with fuller, dark hardwood handle and with polished solid steel pommel and cross guard.

Price:  $148.50 

Classic Medieval Sword

Classic Medieval Sword

Item # 500020

The long and wide fuller on this blade lightens the overall sword and makes it possible to deliver fast and shearing cuts capable of cutting through the mail and padding that were worn during the period.

Price:  $195.00
On Sale For: $165.00 

Great Claymore Sword

Great Claymore Sword

Item # ED2011

Finally, a real Claymore for all those modern Scots who long to possess a functional battle ready Highlander sword! Through history, tales have been told of mighty Scotsmen, hearty and ready to stand for right against seemingly unbeatable odds.

Price:  $361.00 

Shasqua Sword

Shasqua Sword

Item # 501074

Known first as a Cossack weapon that was used on horseback, this sword type was made the official officer's sword of the Soviet Union. Brass pommel is marked with star, sickle and hammer.

Price:  $159.95
On Sale For: $140.00 

Single Handed Short Sword

Single Handed Short Sword

Item # ED4404

The Single Handed Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Single Handed Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.

Price:  $83.60 

Grosse Messer Sword

Grosse Messer Sword

Item # 07-88GMS

The Grosse Messer hails from central and northern Europe where, in far off days of old, noblemen and peasants alike relied on it to protect hearth and home from the ravages of brigands, cut throats, outlaws and other assorted characters of ill repute.

Price:  $364.99
On Sale For: $291.99 

Greek Kopis

Greek Kopis

Item # 501207

Although the leaf blade Hoplite Sword is most often associated with the ancient Greek warrior, the Kopis was widespread and much in use all across the Greek Isles and indeed other areas under their influence, including their often times enemy, Persia.

Price:  $165.00
On Sale For: $150.00 

Scottish Cutlass

Scottish Cutlass

Item # 500920

The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of sea rogues through the foreboding mist - this new cutlass can't help but unleash adventurous images. Scottish born Capt. William Kidd, we're sure, would have favored this sword.

Price:  $265.00
On Sale For: $235.00 

Brass Basket Hilt Claymore

Brass Basket Hilt Claymore

Item # 500922

The pierced basket-hilt is a faithful reproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern of the 1740's.

Price:  $285.00
On Sale For: $250.00 

Skofnung Two Handed Viking Sword

Skofnung Two Handed Viking Sword

Item # IP-710

The Vikings were a brutal lot, who prided themselves on their warrior prowess. As such, their weapons were not always pretty, but they were always effective, and in that regard, this Skofnung Two Handed Viking Sword is no different from its brothers.

Price:  $300.00 

Imperial Roman Generals Sword

Imperial Roman Generals Sword

Item # ED8852

The Generals of the Imperial Roman Army often carried swords accented with ornamentation during their processions and drills. This stylish Imperial Roman Generals Sword has an exotic hardwood handle embellished with brass accents.

Price:  $130.00 

Hero's Warsword

Hero's Warsword

Item # 501228

This massive Lowland Claymore is like one held by the Bruce clan which they assert belonged to Robert the Bruce himself. It is certainly the correct type for that age when knights wore mail, barrel helms and some small pieces of plate.

Price:  $285.00
On Sale For: $255.00 

Colichemarde Sword

Colichemarde Sword

Item # 07-88CLMS

True to form, our blade mirrors the original design concepts with an extra long and wide forte that abruptly tapers down to an acute and deadly point. The hilt features a decorative, yet highly functional, double shell guard, complete with finger loops.

Price:  $459.99
On Sale For: $367.99 

Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword

Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword

Item # IP-003A-2

This Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword is made of high carbon steel making it light weight. The sword features wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The handle is wood, wrapped in leather.

Price:  $279.00 

Sword of Roven

Sword of Roven

Item # 500794

Our version of this sword is as formidable weapon as the originals. The blade is high carbon steel, tempered to a tough spring, the grip is ridged wood, wrapped with leather, and the pommel and guard are steel. Comes complete with leather scabbard.

Price:  $245.00
On Sale For: $200.00 

Gigantic Ceremonial Kukri

Gigantic Ceremonial Kukri

Item # 500448

Our Gigantic Ceremonial Kukri has a hand forged blade made from high carbon steel. Each comes with regulation sheath. Beheads water buffaloes with a single stroke for the traditional Gurkha sacred ceremony.

Price:  $94.95
On Sale For: $89.00 

Maintz Pattern Gladius

Maintz Pattern Gladius

Item # 500360

The early Gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world.

Price:  $215.00
On Sale For: $195.00 

Federschwert

Federschwert

Item # SH2333

This uniquely styled sword is featured in many period fencing manuals and is rapidly gaining popularity with modern practitioners of European martial arts.

Price:  $245.00 

Double Handed Broadsword

Double Handed Broadsword

Item # ED4400

The Double Handed Broadsword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Double Handed Broadsword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.

Price:  $169.10 

1917 Cutlass by Cold Steel

1917 Cutlass by Cold Steel

Item # 07-88CS

In 1917, the US Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in service for 57 years. Cold Steel's modern recreation of the 1917 Cutlass is as authentic as possible; it is modeled after an original copy held in a personal collection.

Price:  $289.99
On Sale For: $231.99 

US Army NCO Sword

US Army NCO Sword

Item # 501080

This is the regulation spec US Army NCO sword. Features a tempered stainless steel blade, hand worked to a mirror finish. The pommel and guard are intricately cast solid brass and richly plated in 24K gold.

Price:  $325.00
On Sale For: $290.00 

Munich Sword

Munich Sword

Item # 501144

There are several of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collections and several at the Bavarian National Museum. It's a perfect example of German Military Cut-and-Thrust Swept Hilt.

Price:  $265.00
On Sale For: $240.00 

12th Century Medieval Sword

12th Century Medieval Sword

Item # IP-003-2

Our version of the 12th Century Medieval Sword features a hardwood handle, wrapped in leather. The cross guard 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:  $270.00 

Firestalker Sword

Firestalker Sword

Item # ED2048

At last, The Firestalker Sword is for those who love fantasy and long to possess a functional high carbon steel blade forged as in ancient times, by hand over hot coals. The Firestalker Sword has hand cast fittings of solid brass and exotic ebony grip.

Price:  $235.60 

Irish Hand And A Half Sword

Irish Hand And A Half Sword

Item # IP-001-2

This Irish hand and a half sword is a Generation 2 design, upgraded to Steel-to-Steel capability. Dating around 1475-1525 A.D. The sword features a full tang construction, high carbon blade that is flexible and strong.

Price:  $279.00 

Pirate Cutlass

Pirate Cutlass

Item # ED2050

This dashing pirate cutlass is a real bounty to behold. Created with a stylish blackened steel guard to protect the finish from sea air and a hand-forged carbon steel blade this cutlass is worth walking the plank for and is the perfect pirates companion.

Price:  $169.10 

Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword

Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword

Item # 500598

The Pompeii Gladius is the sword that conquered most of the known world. This version, made by Windlass, has a tempered high carbon steel blade and beautiful wooden handle and pommel. Designed after actual artifacts.

Price:  $195.00
On Sale For: $175.00 

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

Item # ED4428

The grip is padded with leather and wire wrapped. These full tang weapons have been crafted by hand with the blade made from a single thick rigid piece of steel that extends the length of the blade through grip with heavy welded guards and pommels.

Price:  $102.60 

Leuterit Viking Sword

Leuterit Viking Sword

Item # 500806

The British Museum has many fine Viking swords, but one of the most beautiful and deadly is the "Leuterit" sword. Grip is wood with silver pins. Made from high carbon steel and comes complete with scabbard.

Price:  $265.00
On Sale For: $225.00 

Steel Hilt Crusader Sword

Steel Hilt Crusader Sword

Item # ED2004

Our exclusive heirloom quality Crusader Sword is well balanced and is a striking example of beauty in design! This swift and well constructed blade is hand forged from high carbon steel and is tempered over hot coals, as was done back in the middle ages.

Price:  $214.70 

English Two-Hand Sword

English Two-Hand Sword

Item # 501060

Though big, it is beautifully balanced for two handed use, allowing for sweeping cuts, and it must have swept away all that were in its path. The long grip is wood covered in leather and the fittings are steel.

Price:  $285.00
On Sale For: $250.00 

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