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.
Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard
MC-RY-3200M
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
Price: $500.00
Copper Flower Damascus Katana
MC-RY-3206
Few functional swords possess the intricate detail and beauty of the Copper Flower Damascus Katana. This gorgeous samurai sword showcases a floral motif throughout its design on the guard, menuki, kashira, and scabbard.
Price: $340.00
Copper Tone Damascus Katana
MC-TR-026
The unique coloration of this oriental sword ensures that it will stand out in any collection of katana. The Copper Tone Damascus Katana draws upon Japanese folklore for its ornamentation, making this a stunning functional blade.
Price: $140.00
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
Crane Print Handmade Katana
NP-F-570-CR
The Crane Print Handmade Katana makes a superb addition to any oriental sword collection with its traditional design and beautiful details. The blade of this functional sword is crafted from 1045 carbon steel and features a fuller.
Price: $99.90
Crecy War Sword
SM36010
One of the most prominent encounters of the Hundred Years War, the Battle of Crecy served as a decisive victory of the English over the French. The Crecy War Sword is a researched replica of single-hand swords from the period.
Price: $439.00
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
Crusader Chopper Sword
501502
A truly unique functional sword, the Crusader Chopper Sword is inspired by the design of a weapon seen in the Maciejowski Bible. Set your authentic Crusader reenactment gear apart from all of the rest with this sword at your side.
Price: $140.00
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 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: $410.00
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
Curved Guard Medieval Sword
ZS-901143
The day comes early, and there is much to do. You awaken before the master and quietly head outdoors. With the Curved Guard Medieval Sword in hand, the squire trains alone, unlocking the skills necessary to become a true knight.
Price: $69.90
On Sale For: $62.91
Damascus Cloud Katana
NP-F-914
What could be more whimsical and imagination-stirring than a cloud? This Damascus Cloud Katana displays these transient puffs of air on its scabbard. The iron guard on this Japanese katana features a striking detailed cutout design.
Price: $195.00
Damascus Dark Angel Ninja Sword
VW-SH7011
The traditional ninja figure has its roots in feudal Japan, waging war far differently than the samurai. The Damascus Dark Angel Ninja Sword makes the perfect ninja blade for missions of espionage, sabotage, and assassination.
Price: $178.00
Damascus Dragon Katana
NP-F-703-A
Throughout Japanese mythology and folklore, dragons are often depicted as large, wingless, serpentine water deities associated with rainfall and bodies of water. This Damascus Dragon Katana displays the mythical creature in its design.
Price: $362.50
Damascus Katana with Golden Dragon Scabbard
MC-TR-008
Serving as a functional sword and stunning piece of art, the Damascus Katana with Golden Dragon Scabbard embraces the best of both worlds. This hand-forged katana displays gorgeous ornamentation to complement its Damascus blade.
Price: $120.00
Damascus Katana with Marble Bamboo Scabbard
NP-F-916-WD
The Damascus Katana with Marble Bamboo Scabbard is a full-tang, battle ready sword. Constructed with a Damascus steel blade featuring a fuller and temper line, this sword is great for cutting, training, and any other use you can find.
Price: $267.90
Damascus Katana with Marble Dragon Scabbard
NP-F-916-BK
This stunning Damascus Katana with Marble Dragon Scabbard demands attention. Well suited to be the center of your katana collection, this sword features a Damascus steel blade with a fuller and visible temper line for authenticity.
Price: $267.90
Damascus Katana with Red Blossom Scabbard
NP-F-916-RD
Hand-forged from beautiful Damascus steel, the Damascus Katana with Red Blossom Scabbard is an exciting sword to behold. Battle ready in every way, this sword will satisfy the needs of even the most demanding katana enthusiast.
Price: $267.90
Damascus Viking Sword
500262
Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. This is a beautiful reproduction of an actual artifact found in Finland, fit for any Viking warrior.
Price: $425.00
Dark Angel Ninja Sword
VW-SH7010
The traditional ninja figure has its roots in feudal Japan, waging war far differently than the samurai. The Dark Angel Ninja Sword makes the perfect ninja blade for missions involving espionage, sabotage, and assassination.
Price: $76.00
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: $165.00
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: $201.00
Doomsday Fallout Ninja Sword
VW-SH7001
With the Doomsday Fallout Ninja Sword, you are sure to be ready for anything. Made of 420 steel, this functional weapon is made for survival, sporting a modern and tactical appearance and a handle wrapped in bright green nylon.
Price: $23.00
Doomsday Fallout Stalker Sword
VW-SH7003
Arm yourself for the inevitable zombie apocalypse with our Doomsday Fallout Stalker Sword. Featuring a wicked, full tang blade made of 420 steel, this functional weapon is great for slashing and slicing with its curved edge.
Price: $21.00
Doomsday Tactical Ninja Sword
VW-SH7000
Add the Doomsday Tactical Ninja Sword to your arsenal today. The handle of this functional sword is wrapped with black nylon in a style reminiscent of samurai swords of old, giving the weapon its unique yet tactical appearance.
Price: $23.00
Doomsday Tactical Stalker Sword
VW-SH7002
The wickedly curved blade of the Doomsday Tactical Stalker Sword is sure to instill fear into the hearts of your enemies. This functional, full tang blade is made of 420 blackened steel, giving the weapon a sleek, tactical look.
Price: $21.00
Double Handed Broadsword
ED4400
The Double Handed Broadsword features a hammered, blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Double Handed Broadsword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting, all for a great price.
Price: $197.60
Dragon Etched Ninjato
MC-MAZ-017B
This gorgeous ninja sword makes a fantastic addition to your oriental sword collection with its intricate ornamentation. The Dragon Etched Ninjato features a high carbon steel blade engraved with dragon and spear designs.
Price: $120.00
Dragon Head Miao Dao
SD11190
The Miao Dao, or sprout saber, arose in the 20th century, its name referencing the resemblance between the blade shape and a newly sprouted plant. The Dragon Head Miao Dao is a modern adaptation of this Chinese sword.
Price: $629.00
Dragon Print Handmade Katana
NP-F-570-DG
The Dragon Print Handmade Katana is a beautiful work of art, a weapon sure to win over your samurai warrior spirit. This hand-forged katana features gorgeous ornamentation and is constructed from 1045 carbon steel with a long fuller.
Price: $99.90
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: $156.00
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
Edwin Stage Combat Sword
MY100606
Arm yourself for a knightly adventure when you carry the Edwin Stage Combat Sword in hand. Designed for realistic stage fighting and historical costume use, this stage combat sword is inspired by the blades of early medieval knights.
Price: $99.00
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
Eindride Lone Wolf Sword With Scabbard
DS-1545
When a wolf loses their pack, leaves it behind, or is cast out, they must persevere to survive. That is the inspiration behind this gorgeous Eindride Lone Wolf Sword With Scabbard, a sword created with the fierce lone wolf in mind.
Price: $720.00
Eindride Lone Wolf Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1545B
Wolves are known as social animals, but when they lose or are left behind by their pack, they must fight to live. They are the inspiration behind the Eindride Lone Wolf Sword With Scabbard and Belt, a stunning, functional sword.
Price: $865.00
Engraved Dragon Mahogany Katana
MC-RY-3044
Many katana straddle the line between artwork and functional blade, displaying intricate ornamentation that makes them such beautiful collectibles. The Engraved Dragon Mahogany Katana is an excellent example with its ornate look.
Price: $420.00
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: $475.00
Falcata Sword
IP-086-2
The Falcata Sword is described as one of the most devastating swords that the Romans ever fought against. Looking at the blade, it is not hard to see why, as it utilizes a forward-curving blade design that is proven to be effective.
Price: $209.00
Falchion Sword
500204
Although the double-edged sword gets most of the press, the single-edged falchion was favored by a great many knights and men at arms. The wide cutting blade was quite effective against mail thanks to its weight balance.
Price: $185.00
Fantasy Scimitar With Scabbard
DS-1370
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
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: $515.00
Feanor's Two Handed Sword With Scabbard
DS-1351
In Tolkiens lore of Middle Earth, Feanor is one of the greatest elves to live, thanks to his fiery spirit and warriors heart. Feanor's Two Handed Sword with Scabbard is a homage to his name as well as a weapon worthy of his hand.
Price: $425.00
Feanors Two Handed Sword With Scabbard and Belt
CLS-DS-1351B
In Middle Earth lore, Feanor is one of the greatest elves to live, thanks to his fiery spirit and his warriors heart. Feanor's Two Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a homage to his name as well as a weapon worthy of his hand.
Price: $530.00
On Sale For: $499.00
Feanor's Two Handed Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1351B
In Tolkiens lore of Middle Earth, Feanor is one of the greatest elves, thanks to his fiery spirit and warriors heart. Feanor's Two Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a homage to his name as well as a weapon worthy of his hand.
Price: $530.00
Firestalker Sword
ED2048
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: $379.05
First Crusader Sword with Scabbard
AH-3355
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
Five Lobe Viking Sword With Scabbard
DS-1540
This weapon recreates what is one of the most quintessential styles of Norse weapon during the Viking age. This Five Lobe Viking Sword with Scabbard is a solid and sturdy type of sword that most Viking warriors would have preferred.
Price: $425.00
Five Lobe Viking Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1540B
This weapon recreates what is one of the most quintessential styles of Norse weapon during the Viking age. This Five Lobe Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a sturdy type of sword that most Viking warriors would have preferred.
Price: $530.00
Flames of the Angel Fantasy Sword With Scabbard
DS-1522
Evocative of a fantasy setting, this sword possesses an array of unique features, all built in to one functional design. That means that this Flame of the Angels Fantasy Sword with Scabbard is both appealing to look at and fun to use!
Price: $410.00
Flames of the Angel Fantasy Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1522B
Evocative of a fantasy setting, this sword possesses an array of features, all built in to one functional design. That means that this Flame of the Angels Fantasy Sword with Scabbard and Belt is both appealing to look at and fun to use!
Price: $515.00
Fletching Katana
SD35320
The art of wielding a katana, much like archery, requires patience, persistence, control, and strength. The Fletching Katana fuses the traditional Japanese sword with emblems that tells the tale of great samurai archers of legend.
Price: $499.00
Flower Print Handmade Katana
NP-F-570-FL
This excellent Flower Print Handmade Katana is a tribute to the popularity of the katana as both a weapon and an elegant cultural piece. It is hand-forged from quality 1045 carbon steel and features a long fuller with real hamon.
Price: $99.90
Frederick III Sword
DS-2200B
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful medieval swords of the later part of the Middle Ages, the Frederick III Sword features a well-crafted guard and pommel inspired by the Gothic architecture of the 15th century.
Price: $355.00
Frederick III Sword
DS-2200
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful medieval swords of the later part of the Middle Ages, the Frederick III Sword features a well-crafted guard and pommel inspired by the Gothic architecture of the 15th century.
Price: $275.00
Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore
501421
Known throughout history, William Wallace became the most valiant freedom fighter Scotland has ever seen. The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore is a magnificent two-handed early Scottish sword appropriately named for its valor.
Price: $325.00
French Officer's Saber by Cold Steel
07-88NF
This beautifully detailed French Officer's Saber is modeled after the 1815 saber carried by the Lancer Officers found in Napoleon Bonapartes army. As stunning as it is deadly, this saber is equal parts work of art and lethal weapon.
Price: $774.99
On Sale For: $620.00
General Themistokles Sword
881017
Just because a blade comes out of the Bronze Age does not make it any less formidable! This General Themistokles Sword is based on ancient Greek design, yet effectively made to ensure that it is a weapon worthy of any warrior.
Price: $195.00
On Sale For: $145.00
German Bastard Sword
500792
This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. This bastard sword is primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow.
Price: $215.00
German Executioner Sword
DS-1349
Not all swords were made for battle. Some were made for killing, and this German Executioner Sword is an example of one blade. Its distinctive design is made to be heavy, allowing for powerful, cleaving blows that made executions quick.
Price: $450.00
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