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.
Pirate Cutlass
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
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
Celtic Flame Sword
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
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
US Army NCO Sword
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
Steel Hilt Crusader Sword
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
Single Handed Broadsword
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
Brandenburg Rapier
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
Viking Short Sword
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
First Crusader Sword with Scabbard
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
Early Bronze Era Sword
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
Scottish Broadsword
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
: $320.00
1860 Union Light Cavalry Saber
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
German Bastard Sword
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
Celtic Anthromorphic Sword
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
Brass Hilt Crusader Sword
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
Wallace Claymore
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
Pirate Cutlass
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
Falcata Sword
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
The Valeria's Sword From Conan the Barbarian
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
Sword Of The Viking King
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
US Marine NCO Sword
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
Trondheim Viking Sword
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
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
Pirates Companion Sword
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
English Parliament Sword with Scabbard
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: $94.05
Elven Battle Sword
Elves are renowned for their grace, both in times of peace and in times of war. And this Elven Battle Sword perfectly embodies their war-craft, creating a blade of peerless design that perfectly suits an elf's graceful and fluid style of bladed combat.
Price: $295.00
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
American Revolution Saber
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
Patton Sword
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
Sticklestad Viking Sword
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
Greek Sword with Bone Handle
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: $148.50
Anduril Sword With Scabbard and Belt
Inspired by the sword from Tolkien lore and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, this Anduril Sword with Scabbard and Belt certainly does its namesake proud, featuring all the intricate detailing that made the original a true work of art.
Price: $605.00
Black Prince Sword
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
US Air Force Sword
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
William Wallace Steel Claymore
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
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
Hungarian Saber
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
Wallace Claymore Sword
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
Roman Gladius Sword
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
Basket-Hilt Backsword
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
Norman Sword
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
Bushido Katana
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
Knights of the Round Table Sword
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
Naval Boarding Cutlass
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
1840 Non Commissioned Sword
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
BWT Katana
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
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller
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
Civil War Foot Officers Sword
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
Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword
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
Fantasy Chaos Sword
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
Tinker Pearce Sharpened 9th Century Viking Sword
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
German Wald Sword
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
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
Lowlander Antiqued Sword
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
Flame of Angels Sword
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
Robert The Bruce Claymore
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
Confederate Foot Officers Sword
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
Knights Riding Sword
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
Plain Viking Sword with Scabbard
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
Viking Chieftain Sword
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
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