Functional Swords, Battle Ready Swords and Medieval Swords from Dark Knight Armoury Functional Swords, Battle Ready Swords and Medieval Swords from Dark Knight Armoury
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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.
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
British Infantry Officers Sword
SNB2
The 1897 pattern British Infantry Officer?s 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 1/2 inch blade both 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
Budo I Katana
SE3012A
Exceptionally designed for use in the martial arts or as an exotic piece of Japanese themed decor, the Budo I Katana is a heavy cutting katana which is crafted in the traditional styling of the swords wielding by samurai warriors.
Price: $550.00
Budo II Katana
SE3013
A spectacular example of authentic Japanese weaponry, the Budo II Katana is crafted from superbly high quality materials to allow for its use in martial arts training or as an eye catching Japanese decoration.
Price: $550.00
Budo III Katana
SE3014A
Crafted in the traditional style of a Japanese katana, the Budo III Katana is an exemplary weapon, blending functionality and beauty, and being constructed from superbly high quality materials to ensure a magnificent finished product.
Price: $550.00
Bush Cutlass
CTK356-22HC
If you have 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 is also made from quality materials.
Price: $66.48
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 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
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: $420.00
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
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: $395.00
Celtic Anthromorphic Sword
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
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: $350.00
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 it's flared blade possessed a strong and deadly sharp edge that could be wielded quickly with great power.
Price: $158.00
Celtic Flame Sword
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
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: $140.40
Celtic Norse Sword
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
Chateauneuf-De-Randon Bastard Sword
501230
In 1380 Bertrand Du Guesclin, called the 'Eagle of Brittany' mustered a large irregular force and drove Chateauneuf-De-Randon . It is for that tenacious old general's 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: $166.50
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 very well-balanced and fast sword with its deeply fluted pommel.
Price: $175.00
Civil War Confederate N.C.O. Sword
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
Civil War Foot Officers Sword
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
Civil War Trooper's Sword
SNA17
The Civil War Trooper's 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), standard issue for Union cavalry, has a fullered blade, leather spiral bound grip and a steel scabbard. Excellent value.
Price: $80.00
Civil War U.S. Foot Officer's Sword
SNA18
The U.S. Foot Officer's 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
As all Civil War swords, they were more effective during the early years of the war and as new modern weapons such as breech-loaders repeating rifles and machine guns were introduced the sword became less effective and could only be used in close battles.
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
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 as well as collecting.
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: $195.00
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
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: $449.99
On Sale For: $360.00
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
Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword
500050
This is an authentic, hand made replica that is hand forged and fully tempered of 1095 high carbon steel. Coupled with original handle and sheath materials to ensure it performs exactly as the originals did.
Price: $139.95
Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword
SNA15
The Confederate Cavalry Officer's 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'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
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. Coupled with original handle and sheath materials to ensure it performs exactly as the originals did.
Price: $149.95
Cord Wrapped Sword and Thrower Set
MC-FM-655
An incredible set of weapons which is perfect for those who enjoy fantasy weaponry, the Cord Wrapped Sword and Thrower Set features a uniquely designed stainless steel sword and two matching throwing knives.
Price: $30.00
Crecy Sword
SH2455
Our Crecy single-hand sword, celebrating the first major battle, in 1346, of the hundred years war between England and France, is styled after an early 14th century original.
Price: $314.88
Cromwell Sword
SH1049
Oliver Cromwell was a powerful figure in English history during and after the English Civil War, when he rose from the rank of Captain of Horse to Lord Protector of England. Show off your interest with this Cromwell Sword.
Price: $510.00
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
Crusader Sword
AH-3304
Swords were constantly changing, evolving to suit the needs of the soldiers and knights who wielded them. By the time of the crusades, arming swords had given rise to swords like this Crusader Sword, which was favored by many warriors.
Price: $93.60
Crusader Sword With Scabbard
DS-1303
Make no mistake about it, this Crusader Sword with Scabbard is proof positive that a sword doesn't need to be complex to be effective. In fact, the no-muss, no-fuss design of this sword is what makes it so effective.
Price: $420.00
Crusader Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1303B
Make no mistake about it, this Crusader Sword with Scabbard and Belt is proof positive that a sword doesn't need to be complex to be effective. In fact, the no-muss, no-fuss design of this sword is what makes it so effective.
Price: $515.00
Damascus Viking Sword
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
Dark Sentinel
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
Delos Sword
AH-4215
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Delos Sword is a simple blade with obvious Hispanic influences that is modeled after a Roman sword found in Delos, Greece.
Price: $226.80
Double Handed Broadsword
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
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 it's use can be followed through the ages of Troy and Rome.
Price: $121.60
Early Irish Hilt Sword
AH-3292
This sword predates the typical basket hilt Irish swords, although the lack of a basket hilt does not make this Early Irish Hilt Sword any less effective. In fact, this sword remains a viable option thanks to its blade design.
Price: $157.50
Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword
AH-4211E
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
Price: $135.00
Edinburgh Claymore
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
Eglinton Scottish Basket Hilt Sword
501435
Originating from a mid-18th century Scottish back sword design, the Eglinton Scottish Basket Hilt Sword has been traditionally identified by the portrait of an officer called The Pinch of Snuff, attributed to William Delacour.
Price: $295.00
Elven Battle Sword
501406
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
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: $94.05
English Two-Hand Sword
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
Excalibur Sword
IP-035-2
Our Excalibur sword has a hardwood scabbard wrapped in leather with brass accents. The blade is made of strong high carbon steel with a full tang. The handle is wooden with a stainless steel, twisted wire chain wrapping.
Price: $379.00
Falcata Sword
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
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