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.
Crusader Sword
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: $94.00
Early Irish Hilt Sword
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: $156.00
Basket-Hilt Broadsword
Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary.
Price: $475.00
Lord of the Kings Sword
The majestic Lord of Kings Sword is a hand and a half treasure measuring 46 inches long with a 36 inch long carbon steel blade, which is hand forged. The solid brass pommel and guard are ornate with a look fit for a king.
Price: $264.10
Celtic Foot Soldier Sword
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
Lion Crest Sword
Our medieval lion crest sword is an exclusive design featuring a regal rampant lion symbolizing courage and strength, carved into the solid brass pommel. The blade of the Lion Crest sword has fullers running down most of the blade.
Price: $218.00
Ranger Sword With Scabbard and Belt
Before he wielded Anduril, Aragorn wielded another sword as the ranger, Strider. Long, graceful, and powerful, this Ranger Sword with Scabbard and Belt recreates that blade, so any who wish to wield the weapon of a ranger can do so.
Price: $605.00
Civil War U.S. Cavalry Sabre
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
Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword is a single-hand Oakeshott Type XII piece. The sharp blade is fullered for about two thirds of its length with a flattened diamond section out towards the tip.
Price: $355.00
Confederate Cavalry Saber
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
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
This saber was widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. The blade was derived from the ferocious Indian Talwar and was reviled by the French who protested its use.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
War Sword
This functional, battle ready, two-handed barbarian war sword is hand-crafted and will make your enemies run from you in battle! A solid steel crown design pommel sits atop an exquisite ebony wood contoured handle.
Price: $201.40
Fantasy Scimitar With Scabbard and Belt
Based on historical and fantasy concepts, this Fantasy Scimitar with Scabbard and Belt encompasses not only a pleasing visual aesthetic but also embodies the destructive cutting strength for which curved scimitars were so well known.
Price: $515.00
Civil War Youth Sword
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
British Infantry Officers Sword
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
Vampire Sword
This impressive Vampire sword has an overall length of 41.5 inches. The functional two handed Vampire sword is hand crafted with a 31.5 inch long, hand forged, high carbon steel blade tempered and hardened over hot coals.
Price: $245.10
Witchking Sword With Scabbard and Belt
This gothic sword possesses an character that is well suited for dark lords of all sorts. Of course, its name tells of the blades origin, and in that wraiths hands this Witchking Sword with Scabbard and Belt was nigh-unbeatable.
Price: $515.00
2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set
Does the old adage of two being better than one apply to swords, just as it does to heads? Yes it does! This 2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set puts a pair of straight-edged blades into your hands that add modern style to the ninjas weapons.
Price: $19.00
On Sale For: $17.10
Small Sword
The advantage of the sword point over the edge became increasingly evident by the end of the 16th century. The rapier, with its long, elegantly thin profile which emphasized its point, became the popular choice in civilian self-defense.
Price: $424.99
On Sale For: $340.00
Shamshir Sword
The Shamshir originated in Persia and spread throughout the former Ottoman Empire and beyond into India and even the Philippines. Its strongly curved blade was popular and absolutely ideal for delivering a devastating cutting stroke.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
Marshall Sword
Our single-hand Marshall Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of the finest knights of England, Sir William Marshall.
Price: $415.00
Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier
The long, narrow blade is sharpened and beautifully polished with a single wide fuller at the forte to assure perfect balance. The Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier also features a distinctive hilt, made in quality stainless steel.
Price: $599.99
On Sale For: $480.00
1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword
The 1851 Pattern Basket-hilt Broadsword was standard officer issue in the Highland regiments from Victorian to modern times. It has an etched blade with the George V cipher. The red basket liner and pommel make it an attractive piece.
Price: $269.00
Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword
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
1850 Union Staff and Field Sword
This fine reproduction saber is a faithful copy of ones used. The hand forged blade is British military spec steel that will flex over 20 inches and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped for an authentic look and feel.
Price: $149.95
Turkish Schmitar
The evolution of the sword has taken many roads. In Europe, the sword remained straight and gradually got thinner. In other places though, things were different. This Turkish Schmitar shows that some cultures preferred a curved blade.
Price: $95.00
Naval Cutlass Sword
Our Naval Cutlass Sword is hand forged high carbon steel blade. The blade is British military steel and will flex over 20 inches and return to true. The Naval Cutlass Sword comes with a scabbard and a frog to suspend it from your belt.
Price: $139.95
The Einar Viking Sword
The Einar Viking Sword is limited to 800 pieces worldwide, making this a great opportunity to get your hands on a unique piece of weaponry. This functional sword is inspired by Norse mythology of the 10 to 11th century.
Price: $700.00
Kopis Sword with Bone and Brass Handle
The kopis was a blade favored by the ancient Greek warriors, its name literally translating to the phrase to cut. With its forward sweeping blade, cutting is something that the Kopis Sword with Bone and Brass Handle does very well.
Price: $126.00
Tinker Pearce Sharpened Longsword
Tinker Pearce has developed these matching longswords to satisfy the need of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast, to have a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice.
Price: $345.00
Great Wave Katana
The Great Wave Katana displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequently for family crests and shrine decoration. The koshirae are crafted in blackened iron and feature the Tomoe mon.
Price: $960.00
Civil War Trooper's Sword
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
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword
This Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and is designed to perform identically in the hand to the blunt version. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length.
Price: $325.00
Twisted Claymore
The Twisted Claymore, named because of its distinctive grip, is patterned after the two-handed blades that were commonly used by the English and the early Scottish during their near-constant clan warfare and brutal border disputes.
Price: $135.00
Sinbad Scimitar
The Sinbad Scimitar sword is truly an amazing sword, sure to demand respect from all. It has a formidable scimitar blade that is almost 5 inches at its widest point but still well balanced, allowing for a one or two handed grip.
Price: $216.60
Cromwell Sword
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
Kopis Sword with Horse Head Handle
The kopis was a blade favored by the ancient Greek warriors, its name literally translating to the phrase to cut. With its forward sweeping blade, cutting is something that the Kopis Sword with Horse Head Handle does very well.
Price: $180.00
Chioggia Sword
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
Torino Sword
Beauty and function meet and merge in this Torino Sword. Designed not as a historic replica but instead as a merger of styles, this sword features a number of historic designs into a plausible mixture of various sword designs.
Price: $289.00
Tinker Pearce Blunt Bastard Sword
Like the longswords, these Bastard swords are based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and are designed so that both the sharp and blunt versions will perform identically in the hand, offering the possibility of sparring and cutting with swords.
Price: $255.20
Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword
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
US Cavalry Sabre
The original versions of this Confederate Troopers Sword (SNS134) were made by a number of Southern manufacturers. This economical sword carries the C.S.A. emblem on the ricasso.
Price: $80.00
Confederate Staff and Field Officer Sword
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
Tinker Great Sword of War
The Tinker Great Sword of War is designed purely as a cutting sword and, weighing in at a little less than four pounds, it is built to excel on heavy targets. The 11 inch grip provides excellent leverage and static and dynamic balance.
Price: $375.00
Rhinelander Sword
Our Rhinelander Bastard sword, typical of late 15th century central European cut-and-thrust swords, is a handsome piece that will be appreciated by both collectors and cutting enthusiasts
Price: $345.00
Musashi Elite Katana
Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous swordmaster in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the Book of Five Rings.
Price: $940.00
Fantasy Scimitar With Scabbard
Based on historical and fantasy concepts, this Fantasy Scimitar with Scabbard encompasses not only a pleasing visual aesthetic but also embodies the extremely destructive cutting strength for which curved scimitars were so well known.
Price: $410.00
Gentlemans Smallsword
Swords were not just weapons, not in the Renaissance. Even into the late Renaissance, the sword was also an accessory. And now, you can feature the same accent that so many chose to wear, in the form of this Gentleman's Smallsword.
Price: $420.00
Warlord Sword
Warlords and warriors rejoice, this two handed battle ready sword for you! The barbaric lines of this mighty two handed fantasy sword has attributed to its wide appeal. The Warlord sword has a functional, flared, carbon steel blade.
Price: $259.00
U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
At the outbreak of the American Civil War, there were two types of sabers issued to the Federal Cavalry - light and heavy. The light version was popular, but the heavy model, dubbed the Old Wrist Breaker was the one worth owning.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
This saber was widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. The blade was derived from the ferocious Indian Talwar and was reviled by the French who protested its use.
Price: $389.99
On Sale For: $312.00
British Light Calvary Sabre
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
Roman Mainz Sword
The Roman approach to war was simple and pragmatic, and thus the gladius became their main sword for its ease of use and manufacture. Over time, the gladius was available in two types, with this Roman Mainz Sword being the earlier type.
Price: $189.00
Practical Bastard Sword
If you enjoy playing different reenactment characters, you need a sword that is versatile to fit any persona. The Practical Bastard Sword is an easily adaptable sword for whatever medieval knight, soldier, or civilian role you choose.
Price: $350.00
Oakeshott Type XVIII Sword
This German Bastard Sword has steel parts with an etched pattern on the classic wheel pommel. The grip is wood with raised bands and wrapped in rich brown leather as is the matching ornate scabbard and included sword belt.
Price: $375.00
US West Point Sword
Our US West Point Sword features a high polished stainless steel blade that is detailed and appropriately etched according to government specifications. It also includes the government specified scabbard.
Price: $224.95
Chateauneuf-De-Randon Bastard Sword
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
Civil War U.S. Foot Officer's Sword
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
Sword Of Homildon Hill
We have named this hand and half sword for Sir Hotspur Percy and a battle. The fullers are engraved in Latin with the inscription Who lives in falsehood slays his soul, whose speech is false, his honor, something Hotspur took to heart.
Price: $260.00
Carpathian Sword With Scabbard
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
Warrior's Viking Sword with Scabbard
Modeled after the Viking sword, this blade is suited for a respectable and strong Viking Warrior. Classic and historical in its design, the Warrior's Viking Sword with Scabbard is a straight-forward blade that was designed for war.
Price: $158.00
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