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.
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 (although armor was being improved by the addition of plates, only the very wealthy could afford it).
Price: $185.00
Fantasy Chaos Sword
IP-037-2
The Fantasy Chaos sword is our newest Generation 2 design. This fantasy sword features a gold underlay with leather wrapped handle. The sword has great weight and balance for its massive size. The cross guard and pommel is made of solid steel.
Price: $279.00
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: $435.00
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
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: $435.00
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
Federschwert
SH2333
This uniquely styled sword is featured in many period fencing manuals and is rapidly gaining popularity with modern practitioners of European martial arts.
Price: $245.00
Firestalker Sword
ED2048
At last, The Firestalker Sword is for those who love fantasy and long to possess a functional high carbon steel blade forged as in ancient times, by hand over hot coals. The Firestalker Sword has hand cast fittings of solid brass and exotic ebony grip.
Price: $235.60
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 Ball Spadroon by Cold Steel
07-88FBS
In the age of the sail, officers would fight alongside the deckhands when faced with pirates and privateers. This Five Ball Spadroon would be the ideal choice of sword, effectively balancing the merits of both cutlass and rapier.
Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00
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: $420.00
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: $515.00
Flame of Angels Sword
IP-502-2
This isn't your average fantasy sword, but rather a fully functional weapon taken almost directly from the hands of fantasy itself! The Flame of Angels Sword is based on the sketch of a sword submitted to a sword design competition in 2007.
Price: $289.00
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: $420.00
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
Flower Hilt Officers Sabre
DF-1003
A fine sabre was often the way to distinguish between an officer in the military and a rank and file soldier. Those who wield this Flower Hilt Officers Sabre will not only convey rank, but also a lethal yet appealing style as well.
Price: $460.00
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: $699.99
On Sale For: $560.00
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 great warrior-general.
Price: $195.00
Gentlemans Smallsword
DF-1005
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
German Bastard Sword
500792
This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. Primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow. A perfect example of a true bastard sword.
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: $460.00
German Landsknechte Flamberge Sword
ED2630
This handmade sword is not for the faint of heart...as Great Landsknecht Swords were wielded by only the strongest and most fearless chosen front line Swiss and German soldiers of the Middle Ages.
Price: $473.10
German Wald Sword
ED2019
This sword has been styled from an actual German Hunting sword held in private collection. Swords such as these were carried for hunting and protection throughout the forests (Wald) with one hand making them a perfect riding weapon.
Price: $188.10
Gigantic Ceremonial Kukri
500448
Our Gigantic Ceremonial Kukri has a hand forged blade made from high carbon steel. Each comes with regulation sheath. Beheads water buffaloes with a single stroke for the traditional Gurkha sacred ceremony.
Price: $94.95
Gladiator Barbarian Sword
AH-6425
The Romans had a habit of replicating conquered enemies in the gladiatorial pits, allowing citizens to relive the conquests of the armies. Even weapons like this Gladiator Barbarian Sword could be found in the hands of a gladiator.
Price: $234.00
Gladius of Mainz Sword
AH-2005
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Gladius of Mainz Sword is modeled after an early Roman gladius that featured a waisted blade.
Price: $207.00
Godfred Sword
SH1010
Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, our Godfred Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals.
Price: $765.00
Golden Oriole Katana
SH1018
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Katana to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
Price: $990.00
Golden Oriole Wakizashi
SH1019
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Wakizashi to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
Price: $770.00
Gothic Bastard Sword
AH-3370
The bastard sword, also known as the hand and a half sword, was an effective weapon of the medieval ages, and this Gothic Bastard Sword is no different, featuring the same design infused with a bit of gothic design for style.
Price: $180.00
Great Claymore Sword
ED2011
Finally, a real Claymore for all those modern Scots who long to possess a functional battle ready Highlander sword! Through history, tales have been told of mighty Scotsmen, hearty and ready to stand for right against seemingly unbeatable odds.
Price: $361.00
Great Claymore Sword
ED4430
The Great Claymore Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Great Claymore Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $188.10
Great Ouse River Sword
501158
This is a long thrusting sword and like the original, surprisingly light, beautifully balanced and "ready" in the hand. The pommel and guard are steel. The two-hand grip is wood covered in cord and leather, the blade is tempered 1095 high carbon steel.
Price: $199.00
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
Greek Falcata
500062
The inward curving blade on the Falcata delivers a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. This sword is considered to be of Greek, or possibly Etruscan origin, it's use spread into Southern Russia and also Spain.
Price: $195.00
Greek Sword
AH-4212
While curved swords might have been used by the Greeks for their cutting power, oftentimes Greek hoplites and warriors were equipped with a straight sword, like the Greek Sword, because of its martial effectiveness and reliability.
Price: $189.00
Greek Sword with Bone Handle
AH-4214
While curved swords might have been used by the Greeks for their cutting power, oftentimes Greek warriors were equipped with a straight sword, like the Greek Sword with Bone Handle, because of its effectiveness and martial reliability.
Price: $148.50
Grosse Messer Sword
07-88GMS
The Grosse Messer hails from central and northern Europe where, in far off days of old, noblemen and peasants alike relied on it to protect hearth and home from the ravages of brigands, outlaws, and other characters of ill repute.
Price: $349.99
On Sale For: $280.00
Guardian Sword With Scabbard
DS-1523
With a name like the Guardian Sword with Scabbard, you might be expecting a more defensive sword than this two-handed blade. But good handling makes this sword fast and mobile, making it perfect for both a warriors offense and defense.
Price: $435.00
Guardian Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1523B
With a name like the Guardian Sword with Scabbard and Belt, you might expect a more defensive sword than this two-handed blade. Good handling makes this sword fast and mobile, making it perfect for both a warriors offense and defense.
Price: $530.00
Guingate Sword with Scabbard
AH-3368
For a warrior of note, status, and prestige, no simple sword will do. Such a warrior would require a blade worthy of their position, one that is grand in appearance yet functional. That weapon is this Guingate Sword with Scabbard.
Price: $144.00
Halfling Short Sword
IP-091-2
Inspired by the look of Sting in the Lord of the Rings films, the Halfling Short Sword makes a great looking fantasy weapon to add to your home arsenal. This functional sword is forged by hand for an impressive feel.
Price: $209.00
Hand and a Half Knights Sword With Scabbard
DS-1329
Clean lines and a classic form make this sword quite the weapon, while its overall design is one of time-tested effectiveness. This Hand and a Half Knight Sword with Scabbard will impress many warriors with its power and precision.
Price: $435.00
Hand and a Half Knights Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1329B
Clean lines and a classic form make this sword quite the weapon, while its overall design is one of time-tested effectiveness. This Hand and a Half Knight Sword with Scabbard and Belt will impress many with its power and precision.
Price: $530.00
Hand and a Half Sword
07-88HNH
You would be hard pressed to find a more versatile or effective sword than this bastard sword. Known also as a Hand and a Half Sword, this weapon is the epitome of rugged design that is brutally effective yet effortless in its look.
Price: $439.99
On Sale For: $352.00
Heavy Cavalry Saber
501150
This fine saber has a 1065 high carbon steel blade with full tang and is well tempered. This historically accurate saber was well known as the 'Wrist Breaker'. The model 1840 Cavalry Saber has a three branch brass guard and brass wire wrapped black leather grip.
Price: $149.95
Henry V Sword
IP-703-2
This sword does exemplify attributes of a knightly sword of the highest quality. It has superb balance making it an exceptional fighting sword and excellent control of point for thrusting.
Price: $299.00
Henry V Sword With Scabbard
DS-1325
Patterned entirely after its namesake, this Henry V Sword with Scabbard is based on the historical sword owned by King Henry V of England, which he wielded with deft skill in many of his battles fought during the Hundred Years War.
Price: $410.00
Henry V Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1325B
Patterned entirely after its namesake, this Henry V Sword with Scabbard and Belt is based on the sword owned by King Henry V of England, which he wielded with deft skill in many of his battles fought during the Hundred Years War.
Price: $505.00
Heron Mark Sword
500058
We are very proud to offer a Heron Mark sword. The sword is hand-forged, and of a very tough high carbon steel. The guard and pommel are of brass, and the balance is simply superb.
Price: $275.00
Hero's Warsword
501228
This massive Lowland Claymore is like one held by the Bruce clan which they assert belonged to Robert the Bruce himself. It is certainly the correct type for that age when knights wore mail, barrel helms and some small pieces of plate.
Price: $285.00
Honshu Full Tang Tactical Katana
UC3026
Step onto the battlefield with authority as you wield the Honshu Full Tang Tactical Katana. This modern take on a traditional weapon will serve you well as you cross the battlefield or it can be a stunning accent to your decor.
Price: $300.00
Hungarian Saber
501084
The short guard and large pommel are both brass and the grip is wood covered in leather. Includes a black scabbard with matching brass throat and tip.
Price: $175.00
Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard
DS-1338
The Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard is a piece based on the traditional style of sword that was common during the Viking age. The sword is hand forged for strength with 5160 high carbon steel and is fully functional as a result.
Price: $375.00
On Sale For: $355.00
Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt
DS-1338B
The Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a piece based on the traditional style of sword that was common during the Viking age. The sword is hand forged for strength with 5160 high carbon steel and is fully functional.
Price: $470.00
On Sale For: $425.00
Irish Hand And A Half Sword
IP-001-2
This Irish hand and a half sword is a Generation 2 design, upgraded to Steel-to-Steel capability. Dating around 1475-1525 A.D. The sword features a full tang construction, high carbon blade that is flexible and strong.
Price: $279.00
Italian Long Sword by Cold Steel
07-88ITS
Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver some down right ferocious blows.
Price: $439.99
On Sale For: $352.00
King John Sword With Plaque
882522
Medieval Collectibles is proud to offer this officially licensed replica of the Sword, complete with plaque, used by King John in the epic action-adventure motion picture Robin Hood from Universal Pictures and director Ridley Scott.
Price: $149.00
Knights Gothic Medieval Sword With Scabbard
DS-1312
Inspiring strength and heroism, the blade and pommel of this 14th century medieval sword remain faithful to historical models, while the guard on this Knights Gothic Medieval Sword with Scabbard takes a more inspirational twist.
Price: $370.00
Knights Gothic Medieval Sword With Scabbard and Belt
DS-1312B
Inspiring strength and heroism, the blade and pommel of this 14th century medieval sword remain faithful to historical models, while the guard on this Knights Gothic Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt takes an inspirational twist.
Price: $465.00
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