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.
Basket-Hilt Broadsword
SH2002
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
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
Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword
SH2404
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
Lion Crest Sword
ED2001
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: $188.00
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
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
07-88S
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
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
Lord of the Kings Sword
ED2007
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
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
Great Ouse River Sword
501158
This is a long thrusting sword and like the original, surprisingly light, balanced, and ready in the hand. The pommel and guard are steel. The grip is wood covered in cord and leather, the blade is tempered 1095 high carbon steel.
Price: $199.00
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
Teutonic Crusader Sword
IP-601-2
The crusades saw many knightly orders spring up, although few lasted into the modern day. One such order that continues on today is the Teutonic Order, whose emblem and spirit lives on in this impressive Teutonic Crusader Sword.
Price: $260.00
War Sword
ED2013
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: $188.10
Vampire Sword
ED2000
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: $235.00
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
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
Small Sword
07-88SMS
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
1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword
SNB8
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
Shamshir Sword
07-88STS
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
SH2000
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
Medieval Sword
AH-3303
Swords came in all different shapes and sizes, although this Medieval Sword is perhaps one of the best depictions of the sword that any warrior would have wielded, whether serving a king, fighting in the army, or acting as a brigand.
Price: $88.00
1850 Union Staff and Field Sword
500124
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
Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier
07-88CHR
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
Naval Cutlass Sword
500152
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
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
Tinker Pearce Sharpened Longsword
SH2394
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: $465.00
Ranger Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1310B
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
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
Sword of Bramham Moor
501231
This English Bastard Sword is named for the final battle that ended the Percy familys long revolt against Henry IV of England, that had involved so many knights, lords, and barons, all taking one side or the other.
Price: $375.00
Fantasy Scimitar With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1370B
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: $530.00
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
Sinbad Scimitar
ED2006
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: $188.10
Tinker Pearce Blunt Bastard Sword
SH2401
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
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
Turkish Schmitar
AH-4123
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: $94.50
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword
SH2400
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
Kopis Sword with Bone and Brass Handle
AH-4111BN
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
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
US Cavalry Sabre
SNS134
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
Witchking Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1324B
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
Great Wave Katana
SH5004
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
Renaissance Hunting Sword
501209
Cut and Thrust Swords that were used for the hunt were much like those used in war. Nicely shaped steel parts compliment an effective blade. The lower section of the grip is wood covered with black leather, and a scabbard is included.
Price: $195.00
1796 Light Cavalry Saber
07-88SS
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
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
Tinker Great Sword of War
SH2424
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: $450.00
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
Warlord Sword
ED2008
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
Musashi Elite Katana
SH6003KGG
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
Kopis Sword with Horse Head Handle
AH-4111H
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
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
Basket-Hilt Backsword Antiqued
SH2003N
Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden (1746) the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity.
Price: $373.44
U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
07-88HCS
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
Rhinelander Sword
SH2454
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: $340.00
Torino Sword
IP-501-2
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
Twisted Claymore
AH-4113
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
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
US West Point Sword
500506
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
The Einar Viking Sword
DS-1338
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
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
Oakeshott Type XVIII Sword
501214
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
Sword Of Homildon Hill
501239
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
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