Functional Swords, Battle Ready Swords and Medieval Swords from Dark Knight Armoury Functional Swords, Battle Ready Swords and Medieval Swords from Dark Knight Armoury

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.
Great Claymore Sword
ED4430
The Great Claymore Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Great Claymore Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $188.10
Pirate Cutlass
ED2050
This dashing pirate cutlass is a real beauty to behold. Created with a blackened steel guard to protect the finish and a hand-forged carbon steel blade, this cutlass is worth walking the plank for and is the perfect pirates companion.
Price: $169.10
Firestalker Sword
ED2048
At last, the Firestalker Sword is for those who love fantasy and long to possess a functional steel blade forged as in ancient times, by hand over hot coals. The Firestalker Sword has hand cast brass fittings and an ebony grip.
Price: $235.60
Steel Hilt Crusader Sword
ED2004
Our exclusive heirloom quality Crusader Sword is well balanced and a striking example of beauty in design! This well constructed blade is hand forged from high carbon steel and is tempered over hot coals, just like in medieval times.
Price: $214.70
Celtic Flame Sword
ED2017
This magnificent medieval Celtic Flame sword has magical Celt appeal! Each flame like blade of steel is masterfully forged by hand and comes with its own leather sheath, which is made individually to fit each kris blade.
Price: $150.00
Leuterit Viking Sword
500806
The British Museum has many fine Viking swords, but one of the most beautiful is the Leuterit sword. This replicas grip is wood with silver pins, while the blade is made from high carbon steel and comes complete with a scabbard.
Price: $265.00
First Crusader Sword with Scabbard
AH-3355
Crusaders rarely wielded ornate weapons, instead favoring ones that were reliable and effective. This First Crusader Sword with Scabbard is a replica of the typical sword that might have accompanied a soldier during the First Crusades.
Price: $108.00
Single Handed Broadsword
ED4402
The Single Handed Broadsword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. It is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $121.60
US Army NCO Sword
501080
This is the regulation spec US Army NCO sword. It 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
Viking Short Sword
ED4422
The Viking Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Viking Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $102.60
Scottish Broadsword
07-88SB
A Scottish broadsword, with its long, two-edged blade and distinctive basket hilt, when combined with targe and dirk, has proven to be more than a match for enemy soldiers on battlefields the world over.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
German Bastard Sword
500792
This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. This bastard sword is primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow.
Price: $215.00
Early Bronze Era Sword
ED8840
Earliest metal swords originated with pre-Grecian cultures dating before the Bronze Age 2500-1300 BC. The first metal used in the making of sword blades was copper, the predecessor of bronze, and its use can be followed through Rome.
Price: $121.60
Wallace Claymore
IP-068-2
This sword comes with a full length top grain leather scabbard. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, not nickel plated brass as on some. This Wallace Claymore sword also features a full heavy tang.
Price: $315.00
Falcata Sword
IP-086-2
The Falcata Sword is described as one of the most devastating swords that the Romans ever fought against. Looking the blade, it is not hard to see why, as it utilizes a forward-curving blade design that is proven to be effective.
Price: $207.00
Celtic Anthromorphic Sword
IP-084-2
This Celtic Anthromorphic Sword was created due to the popularity of Celtic reenactment. The anthropomorphic hilt and leaf-shaped blade epitomize the weapons of the warrior race, as demonstrated by surviving originals.
Price: $225.00
Elven Battle Sword
501406
Elves are renowned for their grace, both in times of peace and war. This Elven Battle Sword perfectly embodies their war-craft, creating a blade of peerless design that perfectly suits a graceful and fluid style of bladed combat.
Price: $295.00
Brass Hilt Crusader Sword
ED2003
The image of the knight and his sword will live forever through the sagas and tales of heroism during the Crusades (1096-1291) and it is easy to see why. These swords were highly valued and handed down from generation to generation.
Price: $214.70
Pirate Cutlass
ED4468
Many a bloody-handed pirate of the 17th century clambered over the side of a gold laden galleon armed with a cutlass such as this. This sword was known by many names, including hanger, short sabre, and cutlass.
Price: $169.10
English Parliament Sword with Scabbard
AH-3358
You almost could not ask for a better weapon than this English Parliament Sword with Scabbard. This blade is an arming sword out of the middle ages, constructed with quality in mind, ensuring that this sword is both sturdy and stunning.
Price: $95.00
1860 Union Light Cavalry Saber
500618
The hand forged blade of the M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber is British military spec steel that will flex over 20 inches and return to true. The curving blade is superbly designed for penetration and thrusting, and as a slashing weapon.
Price: $109.95
The Valeria's Sword From Conan the Barbarian
884018
The Valerias Sword is hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength. This sword has been reproduced by Windlass Steelcrafts as a replica of the sword used on screen from the movie Conan The Barbarian.
Price: $195.00
Greek Sword with Bone Handle
AH-4214
While curved swords might have been used by the Greeks for their cutting power, oftentimes Greek warriors were equipped with a straight sword, like the Greek Sword with Bone Handle, because of its effectiveness and martial reliability.
Price: $223.00
Sword Of The Viking King
501168
The Vikings exploded out of the north to raid and settle most of the known world. They also warred among themselves and it was not unusual for kings to lead and engage in combat themselves, wielding fine swords such as this.
Price: $295.00
Trondheim Viking Sword
SH2296
Patterned after swords that have been discovered in the area around Trodheim, Norway, the sword exhibits early ninth-century styling, a time when the Norwegian Vikings were pillaging Britain and Ireland.
Price: $789.12
Swedish Viking Sword
501054
This beautiful and unique sword was unearthed in Sweden and can be seen in Cultural Atlas Of The Viking World, as well as other publications. Quite famous as an artifact, it displays the unknown swordmakers skill and imagination.
Price: $255.00
Pirates Companion Sword
500180
Where would the seafaring rogue be without his trusty cutlass? This stout sword is made to be as rugged as the originals. It features a high carbon steel blade, gorgeous brass basket, and a nice hardwood grip.
Price: $165.00
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
Norman Sword
AH-3314
This Norman Sword is an example of what the typical medieval long sword would have looked like, possessing a look that would have complemented a variety of warriors, ranging from your average soldier to the virtuous and noble knight.
Price: $99.00
Roman Gladius Sword
ED2010
A very distinctive twist to this ancient designed Roman sword rests in the striking solid brass studs that encircle the rich wood pommel and guard. Truly an imperial touch to this historical functional battle ready sword.
Price: $184.30
William Wallace Steel Claymore
ED2014
The earliest Scottish clansmen were strong and fearless. They wielded large swords with a simple yet powerful design. One was a man named William Wallace, who could have carried an early Scottish claymore sword like this in battle.
Price: $283.10
Praying Mantis Katana
SH2359
The Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture. Built on our new L6 Bainite blade in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi, and featuring superb koshirae, the Praying Mantis Katana is a very functional piece.
Price: $1,900.00
US Marine NCO Sword
500430
The US Marine NCO sword is made of high-polished stainless steel, as well as detailed and appropriately etched according to government specifications. It is available in four different sizes, 28, 30, 32, or 34 inches.
Price: $374.95
Sticklestad Viking Sword
500670
Made from high carbon steel, the sword is a beautifully balanced and highly effective weapon. Capable of both cutting and thrusting, it is also a delight to the eye. Pommel and guard are tastefully decorated with copper.
Price: $245.00
Scimitar
500822
The blade is quite effective, being able to drawcut as well as slash, and the point is quite useful in the hooking thrust often used. This scimitar is made from high carbon steel, with a wood grip, and a steel guard.
Price: $235.00
American Revolution Saber
500872
This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. A solid steel hilt with spiral carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. It comes with a black scabbard with steel mounts.
Price: $149.95
Patton Sword
500530
Designed by George Patton in the early 1900s (when he was still just a Lieutenant), this finely crafted sword was commonly attached to a troopers saddle. The tempered, high carbon steel blade was generally used as a thrusting weapon.
Price: $169.95
Wallace Claymore Sword
ED4432
The Wallace Claymore Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting. The grip is padded with leather and the blade is made from a single thick rigid piece of steel that extends the length of the weapon through grip.
Price: $188.10
US Air Force Sword
500586
We are especially proud to bring you fully approved dress and drill sabers and swords. Dark Knight Armoury knows our fighting men ask for and deserve the very best, that is why we offer the US Air Force Sword that is government approved.
Price: $245.00
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
Bushido Katana
SH1210
Bushido, or Way of the Warrior, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow. Show off your interest in this Japanese concept of chivalry with our high-quality Bushido Katana.
Price: $1,300.00
Hungarian Saber
501084
The short guard and large pommel are both brass, and the grip is wood covered in leather. This Hungarian Saber features a carbon steel blade as well. It includes a black scabbard with matching brass throat and tip.
Price: $175.00
Knights of the Round Table Sword
ED2012
A very distinctive medieval cross centers the guard of this magnificent knights sword. The Knights of the Round Table fought with honor and you can too, with weapons akin to theirs, with the sturdy construction of this sword.
Price: $189.05
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller
SH2411
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller with is an Oakeshott Type XVIIA piece. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length and fullered for about one third of its length.
Price: $335.00
Naval Boarding Cutlass
SN610
The Cutlass (SN610) is a standard naval pattern weapon, though it has become a firm favorite of the re-enactors of a piratical nature. The brass basket is distinctive and balances the blade well.
Price: $86.00
BWT Katana
IP-025-2
The BWT Katana is strong enough for competition while showing traditional style. The handle of the new BWT katana has brown suede wrapping over white same. The handle is Habaki steel with a burnished copper finish.
Price: $369.00
1840 Non Commissioned Sword
500350
The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards.
Price: $109.95
Fantasy Chaos Sword
IP-037-2
The Fantasy Chaos sword is a Generation 2 design. This fantasy sword features a gold underlay with leather wrapped handle. The sword has great weight and balance for its massive size. The crossguard and pommel are made of solid steel.
Price: $279.00
Civil War Foot Officers Sword
SNS110A
The U.S. Foot Officer sword features an elaborately etched carbon steel blade, including the U.S. insignia. The leather grip is spiral wire bound and foliate designs are cast into the hand guard. The steel scabbard has brass fittings.
Price: $75.00
Tinker Pearce Sharpened 9th Century Viking Sword
SH2408
While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the Viking sword design was inspired by historical examples from the 9th Century, most notably finds from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular hilt was popular.
Price: $415.00
Flame of Angels Sword
IP-502-2
This is not your average sword, but rather a functional weapon taken almost directly from the hands of fantasy itself! The Flame of Angels Sword is based on the sketch of a sword submitted to a sword design competition in 2007.
Price: $289.00
Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword
SNA11
The Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword was made by several sword-making companies in the South during the course of the war. The design generally followed the official Union pattern of 1840, which in turn was based on a French design.
Price: $80.00
German Wald Sword
ED2019
This sword has been styled from an actual German Hunting sword held in private collection. Swords such as these were carried for hunting and protection throughout the forests with one hand making them a perfect riding weapon.
Price: $188.10
River Witham Viking Sword
IP-702-2
The original sword was dredged up from the river Witham. The original version of the River Witham Viking Sword can be seen in Ian Peirces Swords of the Viking Age on page 77. This sword is hand forged from 5160 carbon steel.
Price: $299.00
Robert The Bruce Claymore
IP-069-2
The Robert the Bruce Claymore features a Madagascar ebony handle with brass rings and the diamond-section quillons found on many period pieces. The blade is made of high carbon steel, and the sword is fully functional.
Price: $315.00
Lowlander Antiqued Sword
SH2065N
Wielded with ferocity on many a Gaelic battlefield, the massive Lowlander sword illustrates the might of the Scots. Known as Slaughter-Swords in the 16th century, these were the swords of choice for Scottish mercenaries of the period.
Price: $440.00
Confederate Foot Officers Sword
SNA16
The Confederate Civil War Foot Officer Sword is ornately detailed, has a brass guard marked CS and a slightly curved plain blade, and comes complete with brass mounted steel scabbard. It was designed to be used in close battles.
Price: $80.00
Plain Viking Sword with Scabbard
AH-3375M
This Viking Sword with Scabbard is the perfect picture of what type of sword the Viking might have carried, circa 950AD. Of course, an actual Viking sword at the time would have been a bit more worn, thanks to years of use and care.
Price: $126.00
Knights Riding Sword
IP-705-2
The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running two-thirds the length of the blade. 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: $229.00
Viking Chieftain Sword
ED2046
This Viking sword looks so authentic in the hand that if you close your eyes you can almost feel the fog rolling off the shore and hear the crash of waves. The Chieftain leads another raid, taking your Viking band to far away lands.
Price: $212.80
Crusader Cross Sword with Scabbard
AH-3246N
A typical crusader sword was usually an arming sword or a longsword, depending on the era and the crusader. This Crusader Cross Sword with Scabbard is a fantastic battle ready arming sword that features impressive crusades-era style.
Price: $189.00
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