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.
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
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, to be the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Price: $450.00
Black Prince Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1326B
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, to be the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Price: $555.00
Black Raijin Sakura Katana
MC-RY-3039B
The Shinto god of thunder, lightning, and storms, Raijin has a demonic appearance and is generally shown beating drums. The Black Raijin Sakura Katana displays eye-catching Raijin artwork on the tsuba of the sword.
Price: $826.00
Black Wood Katana
MC-TR-034L
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Katana makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
Price: $72.00
Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard
MC-TR-025BK
If you are looking for a traditional Japanese blade with good quality and an affordable price, be sure to check out the Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard. This oriental sword features a classic, minimalist design.
Price: $96.00
Black Wood Wakizashi
MC-TR-034M
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Wakizashi makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
Price: $64.00
Blue Blade Katana
MC-TR-031BL
Katana come in many distinctive and eye-catching designs inspired by Japanese artwork and culture. The Blue Blade Katana displays an additional noteworthy element in the brilliant blue coloration of its carbon steel blade.
Price: $64.00
Bosworth Long Sword
501505
Perfect for re-enactors, collectors, or modern warriors, the Bosworth Long Sword serves as an excellent historical sword replica and battle ready blade. The medieval long sword looks stunning and feels great to use.
Price: $350.00
Brandenburg Rapier
501409
The rapier is a classic evolution of the sword, changing as warriors began to favor finesse and skill over strength. This Brandenburg Rapier is equal parts form and function, possessing a dashing look and a blade fit for any swordsman.
Price: $285.00
Brass Basket Hilt Claymore
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 favored by highlanders of the 1740s.
Price: $285.00
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: $236.55
Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi
MC-RY-3205L
Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental sword possesses a striking appearance.
Price: $96.00
British Infantry Officers Sword
SNB2
The 1897 Pattern British Infantry Officers sword, developed towards the end of the reign of Queen Victoria, is the pattern still carried today. The three-quarter basket and finely etched 32.5-inch blade carry the cipher of Edward VII.
Price: $269.00
British Light Calvary Sabre
SNG8
The 1796 Pattern British Light Cavalry Sabre saw service in the Battle of Waterloo, where it had also been adopted by the Prussian allies of the British under Blucher, whose name has become synonymous with the sword.
Price: $269.00
Bronze Dragon Katana with Dragon Scabbard
MC-RY-3200
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Bronze Dragon Katana with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
Price: $549.00
Brookhart Templar Sword
IP-602
When it came to arming themselves, most Templars preferred the classic sword. This Brookhart Templar Sword recreates the design of just such a blade and it does so in fine, hardy materials, which ensures that this blade is the real deal.
Price: $279.00
Brown Raijin Sakura Katana
MC-RY-3039R
The Shinto god of thunder, lightning, and storms, Raijin has a demonic appearance and is generally shown beating drums. The Brown Raijin Sakura Katana displays eye-catching Raijin and Mount Fuji designs on each side of the tsuba.
Price: $743.00
Burgundy Wood Shirasaya
MC-RY-3042B
This gorgeous oriental sword makes a fantastic addition to the collection of anyone who loves traditional Japanese blade designs. The Burgundy Wood Shirasaya shows off a lovely red wood handle with real buffalo horn koiguchi.
Price: $360.00
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
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
Carpathian Sword With Scabbard
DS-1333
Based around the legend of Carpathians and vampires, this Carpathian Sword with Scabbard is a work of fantasy made into a battle-ready blade, one that any immortal swordsman or warrior of the night would be thrilled to wield.
Price: $410.00
Carpathian Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1333B
Based around the legend of Carpathians and vampires, this Carpathian Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a work of fantasy made into a battle-ready blade, one that any immortal swordsman or warrior of the night would be thrilled to carry.
Price: $515.00
Carved Dragon Natural Wood Katana
MC-TR-033
As much a piece of artwork as it is a functional blade, the Carved Dragon Natural Wood Katana makes a stunning collectible. The oriental sword is crafted with a carbon steel blade that has been given a gleaming mirror finish.
Price: $112.00
Cawood Sword
SH2457
The celebrated Cawood Sword, named after its discovery location near Cawood Castle in England, is regarded as one of the finest and best-preserved examples of an 11th century Viking sword in existence.
Price: $440.00
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: $229.00
Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard
DS-1532
Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it quite the sharp accent to see.
Price: $340.00
Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1532B
Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard and Belt to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it a sharp accent to see.
Price: $445.00
Celtic Combat Sword
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 its flared blade possessed a strong and deadly edge that could be wielded quickly.
Price: $158.00
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: $159.60
Celtic Foot Soldier Sword
AH-4303
When it came to your average warriors weapon, you were more likely to find something that was simple but impressively effective. That in mind, a Celtic warrior would likely have favored a blade like the Celtic Foot Soldier Sword.
Price: $141.00
Celtic Norse Sword
ED2045
The Early Norse and Celtic people of the Middle Ages created functional swords beautifully that were adorned with designs from their myths and legends. This beautiful Celtic Norse sword has a curled scroll hand engraved into its pommel.
Price: $201.40
Celtic Sword
SH2370
Every Celtic warrior or nobleman needs a sword to complete their historic ensemble. This Celtic Sword, with its thoroughly eye catching and authentic details, is not only a reenactment ready weapon, but also a handheld work of art.
Price: $300.00
Chateauneuf-De-Randon Bastard Sword
501230
In 1380 Bertrand Du Guesclin, called the Eagle of Brittany mustered a large irregular force and went to Chateauneuf-De-Randon . It is for that tenacious old generals last battle that we have named this beautiful bastard sword.
Price: $375.00
Chieftain's Viking Sword with Scabbard
AH-3305M
Modeled after the typical Viking sword, this blade is a weapon fit for a Viking leader or warlord. Historical in its design, the Chieftain's Viking Sword with Scabbard is a straight-forward blade that was designed for battle.
Price: $167.00
Chinese War Sword Machete
07-97TCSMS
A historically-inspired sword-machete hybrid, the Chinese War Sword Machete features an extra wide, deeply curved blade. Able to shear and cut, this Chinese sword has been constructed for maximum strength and durability.
Price: $59.99
On Sale For:$48.00
Chioggia Sword
501164
We have named this impressive Italian sword for the Battle of Chioggia, where the Venetians totally crushed the Genovese forces and ended Genoa as a great sea power. This is a balanced and fast sword with its deeply fluted pommel.
Price: $175.00
Christus Imperat Rapier
501471
A rapier of identical form and proportions to the Christus Imperat Rapier is housed in The Royal Armouries, formerly known as the Tower of London. The flamboyantly formed hilt is both beautiful and functional.
Price: $295.00
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
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
Civil War Trooper's Sword
SNA17
The Civil War Trooper Sword (SNA17) is typical of swords issued to troops on both sides of the conflict. This economy sword features a fullered carbon steel blade, wooden grip with a spiral wire wrap, and a steel scabbard.
Price: $80.00
Civil War U.S. Cavalry Sabre
SNA2
The U.S. 1860 Cavalry Sabre (SNA2), the standard issue for Union cavalry, has a fullered blade, leather spiral bound grip and a steel scabbard. This replica blade is an excellent value weapon for collectors to enjoy.
Price: $80.00
Civil War U.S. Foot Officer's Sword
SNA18
The U.S. Foot Officers Sword (SNA18) 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 handguard.
Price: $98.00
Civil War Youth Sword
SN002
Civil War swords were more effective during the early years of the war. As modern weapons such as breech-loaders, repeating rifles, and machine guns were introduced, swords became less effective and could only be used in close battle.
Price: $53.00
Civilian Saber by Cold Steel
07-88NSS
Sabers became popular after the Napoleonic Wars, where these blades ravaged the battlefields. However, these models wereunfit for infantry and sabers were designed to be lighter, which is exemplified by the Civilian Saber by Cold Steel.
Price: $430.00
On Sale For:$344.00
Classic Hoplite Sword
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.
Price: $165.00
Classic Medieval Sword
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: $225.00
Classic Ninja Sword
54-092-VA
Spies, saboteurs, and assassins, the ninja remains a figure of mystique even to this day, rooted in the lore of feudal Japan. The Classic Ninja Sword allows you to take on the role of one of these ancient Japanese warriors.
Price: $189.00
On Sale For:$150.00
Claymore Antiqued Sword
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
Claymore Sword
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
Cluny Hand and a Half Sword
AH-3416
A few unique touches are enough to make this Cluny Hand and a Half Sword into a unique medieval arm, one that is not only appealing to look at, but also a fine blade that any warrior would want to carry as their weapon of choice.
Price: $196.00
Colichemarde Sword
07-88CLMS
True to form, our Colichemarde Sword mirrors the original, with an extra-long, wide forte that abruptly tapers down to an acute and deadly point. The hilt features a decorative yet functional shell guard, complete with finger loops.
Price: $479.99
On Sale For:$384.00
Combat Commander Gladiator Sword
UC3009
Imagine the dirt beneath your feet, the sun on your face, and roar of the crowd as you prepare yourself for the fight of your life. Earn the right to live and your freedom with the elegant Combat Commander Gladiator Sword.
Price: $46.00
Combat Commander Saber
UC3152
A tried and tested weapon, the Combat Commander Saber is a functional sword with a full-tang blade and is made of 1050 carbon steel with a black hard coating finish. The black ABS handle has a soft textured TPR covering.
Price: $92.00
Combat Commander Spartan Sword
UC3151
The Combat Commander Spartan Sword is a combat ready sword with a full-tang blade made of 1050 carbon steel. The sharp blade features a black hard coating, and its shape is especially suited for chopping and cutting.
Price: $73.00
Condor Tactana Sword
BK-CTK500208HC
Combining the cutting power of a traditional katana with the convenience of a shorter sword, the Condor Tactana Sword gives you the best of both worlds. This tactical katana looks and functions like a dream for sword enthusiasts.
Price: $210.00
Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword
500050
This is an authentic, hand made replica that is hand forged and fully tempered of 1095 high carbon steel. Original handle and sheath materials ensure that this Confederate sabre performs exactly as the originals did.
Price: $139.95
Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword
SNA15
The Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword (SNA15) replicates the model carried by Confederate General Joseph Shelby. The initials CS are cast into the handguard, with C.S.A. etched into the tempered carbon steel blade.
Price: $98.00
Confederate Cavalry Saber
500646
Authentic, hand made replica has flexible, ornate blade and leather grip wrapped with brass wire. Of all the Confederate swords and sabers, this was the one used most. The scabbard has brass furniture, ring mounts, and drag.
Price: $149.95
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
Confederate Staff and Field Officer Sword
500006
This is an authentic, hand made replica that is hand forged and fully tempered of 1095 high carbon steel. It is coupled with original handle and sheath materials to ensure it performs exactly as the originals did.
Price: $149.95
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