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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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 

Bush Cutlass

Bush Cutlass

Item # CTK356-22HC

If you've ever wanted to put an actual sword to work in the woods, then the Bush Cutlass is just the weapon for you. This sword is not only fully functional and great looking, but it's also made from quality materials that are made for rugged use.

Price:  $66.48 

Archer Sword

Archer Sword

Item # AH-3312

The archer's primary weapon was the bow and arrow, but what did an archer turn to when the enemy closed and tried to engage the archer in melee combat? In such a situation, the archer typically favored a short sword, just like this Archer's Sword.

Price:  $85.00 

Celtic Flame Sword

Celtic Flame Sword

Item # ED2017

This magnificent medieval Celtic Flame sword has magical Celt appeal! Each flame like blade of steel is individually and masterfully forged by hand and comes with its own leather sheath, which is made individually to fit each kris blade.

Price:  $150.00 

Viking Sword

Viking Sword

Item # 07-88VS

The Viking sword of the 9th and 10th centuries featured a long wide blade with a broad central fuller and two keen edges. The preferred stroke was a hard slash or chopping blow, so the point was fairly rounded but was useful for thrusting.

Price:  $459.99
On Sale For: $367.99 

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 

Single Handed Broadsword

Single Handed Broadsword

Item # ED4402

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:  $121.60 

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

Item # IP-022-2

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

Price:  $210.00 

Viking Short Sword

Viking Short Sword

Item # 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 

Early Bronze Era Sword

Early Bronze Era Sword

Item # 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 it's use can be followed through the ages of Troy and Rome.

Price:  $121.60 

1860 Union Light Cavalry Saber

1860 Union Light Cavalry Saber

Item # 500618

The hand forged blade of the M-1860 Light Cavalry Saber is British military spec steel that will flex over 20' and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped. Curving blade is superbly designed for penetration (thrust) and as a slashing weapon.

Price:  $109.95 

Scottish Broadsword

Scottish Broadsword

Item # 07-88SB

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: $319.99 

US Marine NCO Sword

US Marine NCO Sword

Item # 500430

The US Marine NCO sword is made of high-polished stainless steel. Detailed and appropriately etched according to government specifications. Available in four different sizes: 28", 30", 32" or 34".

Price:  $374.95 

Ranger Battle Sword

Ranger Battle Sword

Item # IP-PS701

This sword might seem like it's something straight out of fantasy, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's for decoration only, because this Ranger Battle Sword was designed to be as functional and battle-ready as it is visually appealing.

Price:  $315.00 

US Air Force Sword

US Air Force Sword

Item # 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's why we offer the US Air Force Sword that is approved by the US government.

Price:  $245.00 

Patton Sword

Patton Sword

Item # 500530

Designed by George Patton in the 1910's (when he was still just a Lieutenant), this finely crafted sword was commonly attached to a trooper's saddle. The tempered, high carbon steel blade was generally used as a thrusting weapon.

Price:  $169.95 

Sword Of The Viking King

Sword Of The Viking King

Item # 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.

Price:  $295.00 

Wallace Claymore

Wallace Claymore

Item # IP-068-2

It comes with a full length top grain leather scabbard and the cross guard and pommel are solid steel, not nickle plated brass as on some. This Wallace Claymore sword also features a full heavy tang.

Price:  $315.00 

Pirate Cutlass

Pirate Cutlass

Item # 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. Known by many names - "hanger," "cuttoe," and "short sabre" by infantry, or "cutlass" by sailors.

Price:  $169.10 

German Bastard Sword

German Bastard Sword

Item # 500792

This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. Primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow. A perfect example of a true bastard sword.

Price:  $215.00 

Swedish Viking Sword

Swedish Viking Sword

Item # 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 swordmaker's skill and imagination.

Price:  $255.00 

American Revolution Saber

American Revolution Saber

Item # 500872

This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. Solid steel hilt with spiral pattern carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. Comes with black leather scabbard with steel mounts.

Price:  $149.95 

Brass Hilt Crusader Sword

Brass Hilt Crusader Sword

Item # 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 

Scimitar

Scimitar

Item # 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. Made from high carbon steel. The grip is wood, and the guard and scabbard furniture are steel. Complete with scabbard.

Price:  $235.00 

Pirates Companion Sword

Pirates Companion Sword

Item # 500180

Where would the seafaring rogue be without his trusty cutlass? This stout sword is made to be as rugged as the originals. High carbon steel blade. Gorgeous brass basket and nice hardwood grip.

Price:  $165.00 

Trondheim Viking Sword

Trondheim Viking Sword

Item # 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 

Sticklestad Viking Sword

Sticklestad Viking Sword

Item # 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 

Hungarian Saber

Hungarian Saber

Item # 501084

The short guard and large pommel are both brass and the grip is wood covered in leather. Includes a black scabbard with matching brass throat and tip.

Price:  $175.00 

Celtic Anthromorphic Sword

Celtic Anthromorphic Sword

Item # IP-084-2

This Celtic Anthromorphic Sword responds to the customers' demands created by the popularity of Celtic reenactment. The anthropomorphic hilt and leaf-shaped blade epitomize the weapons of the warrior race, as demonstrated by many surviving originals.

Price:  $225.00 

The Valeria's Sword From Conan the Barbarian

The Valeria's Sword From Conan the Barbarian

Item # 884018

The Valeria's 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:  $195.00 

Black Prince Sword

Black Prince Sword

Item # 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 

First Crusader Sword with Scabbard

First Crusader Sword with Scabbard

Item # AH-3355

Crusaders rarely wielded excessively 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 

Brandenburg Rapier

Brandenburg Rapier

Item # 501409

The rapier is a classic evolution of the sword, changing as warriors began to favor finesse and skill over brute strength. This Brandenburg Rapier is equal parts form and function, possessing a dashing look and a strong blade fit for any noble swordsman.

Price:  $285.00 

Wallace Claymore Sword

Wallace Claymore Sword

Item # ED4432

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:  $188.10 

William Wallace Steel Claymore

William Wallace Steel Claymore

Item # ED2014

The earliest Scottish clansmen were strong and fearless. They wielded large swords with a simple yet powerful design. One of these legends was a man named William Wallace, who could have carried an early Scottish claymore sword just as this in battle.

Price:  $283.10 

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

Item # ED2010

A very distinctive twist to this ancient design 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 

Naval Boarding Cutlass

Naval Boarding Cutlass

Item # SN610

The Cutlass (SN610) is a standard naval pattern, though it has become a firm favorite of the re-enactors of a piratical nature. The brass basket is distinctive and balances the 24 ½' blade well.

Price:  $86.00 

Knights of the Round Table Sword

Knights of the Round Table Sword

Item # 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 the sturdy construction of this sword.

Price:  $189.05 

Basket-Hilt Backsword

Basket-Hilt Backsword

Item # 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 

Greek Sword with Bone Handle

Greek Sword with Bone Handle

Item # 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 overall effectiveness and martial reliability.

Price:  $148.50 

BWT Katana

BWT Katana

Item # IP-025-2

The BWT Katana is made by Generation 2 that is strong enough for competition but with a 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

1840 Non Commissioned Sword

Item # 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 

English Parliament Sword with Scabbard

English Parliament Sword with Scabbard

Item # AH-3358

You almost couldn't ask for a better weapon than this English Parliament Sword with Scabbard. This blade is a typical arming sword out of the middle ages, constructed with quality in mind, ensuring that this sword is as sturdy as it is stunning.

Price:  $94.05 

Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword

Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword

Item # SNA11

The Civil War Confederate N.C.O.'s Sword was made by several swordmaking 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 

Falcata Sword

Falcata Sword

Item # IP-086-2

The Falcata Sword is often described as one of the most devastating swords that the Romans ever fought against. And looking the blade, it's not hard to see why, as it utilizes a forward-curving blade design that’s proven to be incredibly effective.

Price:  $207.00 

Civil War Foot Officers Sword

Civil War Foot Officers Sword

Item # SNS110A

The U.S. Foot Officer's 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 

Praying Mantis Katana

Praying Mantis Katana

Item # 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 

Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller

Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller

Item # 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 

Charlemagne Saber

Charlemagne Saber

Item # SH2288

The 'Saber of Charlemagne the Great' is a vital part of European history, being an important artifact in the Insignia of the Holy Roman Empire, of which Charlemagne was the first Emperor.

Price:  $859.00
On Sale For: $580.00 

Tinker Pearce Sharpened 9th Century Viking Sword

Tinker Pearce Sharpened 9th Century Viking Sword

Item # 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 indentation hilt decoration was popular.

Price:  $415.00 

Fantasy Chaos Sword

Fantasy Chaos Sword

Item # IP-037-2

The Fantasy Chaos sword is our newest 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 cross guard and pommel is made of solid steel.

Price:  $279.00 

Confederate Foot Officers Sword

Confederate Foot Officers Sword

Item # SNA16

The Confederate Civil War Foot Officer's Sword is ornately detailed, has a brass guard marked "CS", has a slightly curved plain blade and comes complete with plain brass mounted steel scabbard. It was designed to be used in close one on one battles.

Price:  $80.00 

Bushido Katana

Bushido Katana

Item # 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 

Norman Sword

Norman Sword

Item # AH-3314

This Norman Sword is a classic example of what the typical medieval long sword would have looked like, possessing a simple look that would have complemented a variety of warriors, ranging from your average soldier to the virtuous and noble knight.

Price:  $93.00 

Lowlander Antiqued Sword

Lowlander Antiqued Sword

Item # SH2065N

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 

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Item # AH-6251B

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.

Price:  $72.00 

German Wald Sword

German Wald Sword

Item # 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 (Wald) with one hand making them a perfect riding weapon.

Price:  $188.10 

Robert The Bruce Claymore

Robert The Bruce Claymore

Item # 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 

River Witham Viking Sword

River Witham Viking Sword

Item # IP-702-2

The original sword was dredged up from the river Witham. "This sword can be seen in Ian Peirce's "Swords of the Viking Age" page 77 and includes all the original stats and a picture of the original, which we included below.

Price:  $299.00 

Viking Chieftain Sword

Viking Chieftain Sword

Item # ED2046

This Viking sword looks and feels so authentic in the hand that if you close your eyes you can almost feel the mist of the fog rolling off the shore, and hear the crash of waves. The Chieftain leads another adventure of your Viking band to far away lands.

Price:  $212.80 

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

Item # 888006

This incredible gladius has been replicated directly from the actual hero prop used in the Focus Features Roman epic The Eagle. The Roman Eagle Gladius is made with a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade.

Price:  $245.00 

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