Functional Swords

Each and every one of the blades you'll find here in our functional swords section is more than just a pretty historical replica or a decorative display blade. Every sword you'll find in this section of Dark Knight Armoury is a hardy blade that's 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 (although not all come with working edges, so read the description to determine if they're unsharpened, factory sharpened, or anything else). We literally offer hundreds of different swords, all featuring very distinctive styles, ensuring that no matter your taste, there's 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 swordsman's dream, and thanks to the great look of each and every one, when you're 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.


 

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Bastard Sword

Bastard Sword

Item # AH-3377

A Bastard Sword like this one is typically viewed as a combination of a longsword and a claymore, featuring a blade considered narrow when compared to a claymore and a blade considered as long and heavy when compared to a traditional longsword.

Price:  $144.00 

Robert The Bruce Claymore

Robert The Bruce Claymore

Item # IP-069-2

The Robert the Bruce Claymore features a Madagascar ebony handle with brass rings and the diamond- section quillons found on many period pieces. The blade is made of high carbon steel and the sword is fully functional.

Price:  $315.00 

Viking Chieftain Sword

Viking Chieftain Sword

Item # ED2046

This Viking sword looks and feels so authentic in the hand that if you close your eyes you can almost feel the mist of the fog rolling off the shore, and hear the crash of waves. The Chieftain leads another adventure of your Viking band to far away lands.

Price:  $212.80 

River Witham Viking Sword

River Witham Viking Sword

Item # IP-702-2

The original sword was dredged up from the river Witham. "This sword can be seen in Ian Peirce's "Swords of the Viking Age" page 77 and includes all the original stats and a picture of the original, which we included below.

Price:  $299.00 

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Item # AH-6251B

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.

Price:  $72.00 

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

Item # 888006

This incredible gladius has been replicated directly from the actual hero prop used in the Focus Features Roman epic The Eagle. The Roman Eagle Gladius is made with a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade.

Price:  $245.00 

Flame of Angels Sword

Flame of Angels Sword

Item # 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 

Knights Riding Sword

Knights Riding Sword

Item # IP-705-2

The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running 2/3 the length of the blade. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.

Price:  $229.00 

Confederate Cavalry Saber

Confederate Cavalry Saber

Item # 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 

Civil War U.S. Cavalry Sabre

Civil War U.S. Cavalry Sabre

Item # 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 

Sica Arena Sword

Sica Arena Sword

Item # 884502

This is a fully licensed Sica arena sword from the hit STARZ series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Our Sica Arena Sword has a hand forged high carbon full tang steel blade with solid wood and antique brass hilt.

Price:  $112.00 

Lion Crest Sword

Lion Crest Sword

Item # ED2001

Our medieval lion crest sword is an exclusive design featuring a regal rampant lion symbolizing courage and strength hand coined into the solid brass pommel. The blade of the Lion Crest sword has blood grooves running down most of the blade.

Price:  $188.00 

Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword

Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword

Item # 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 

Elven Battle Sword

Elven Battle Sword

Item # 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 

British Infantry Officers Sword

British Infantry Officers Sword

Item # 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 

Shamshir Sword

Shamshir Sword

Item # 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 enduringly popular and absolutely ideal for delivering a devastating cutting stroke.

Price:  $399.99
On Sale For: $319.99 

1796 Light Cavalry Saber

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard

Item # 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:  $409.99
On Sale For: $327.99 

Civil War Youth Sword

Civil War Youth Sword

Item # 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 

Great Ouse River Sword

Great Ouse River Sword

Item # 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 

War Sword

War Sword

Item # 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 which is divided by steel spacers.

Price:  $188.10 

Marshall Sword

Marshall Sword

Item # 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 

Small Sword

Small Sword

Item # 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: $339.99 

Practical Bastard Sword

Practical Bastard Sword

Item # SH2428

By customer request we have produced a re-enactment version of our SH2250 Bastard sword. The blade is forged in 5160 high-carbon steel, to minimize burring, and the transverse thickness of the guard has been increased.

Price:  $330.00 

Vampire Sword

Vampire Sword

Item # 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 by master sword makers.

Price:  $235.00 

Lord of the Kings Sword

Lord of the Kings Sword

Item # ED2007

The majestic Lord of Kings Sword is a hand and a half treasure measuring 46" long with a 36" long carbon steel blade which is hand forged and tempered over hot coals for authenticity. The solid brass pommel and guard are ornate with a look fit for a king.

Price:  $264.10 

1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword

1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword

Item # SNB8

The 1851 pattern Basket-hilt Broadsword was standard officer issue in the Highland regiments from Victorian to modern times. It has an etched 32 inch blade with the George V cipher. The red basket liner and pommel help to make this an attractive piece.

Price:  $269.00 

Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Item # 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 

Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword

Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword

Item # 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 

Plain Viking Sword with Scabbard

Plain Viking Sword with Scabbard

Item # AH-3375M

This plain Viking Sword with Scabbard is the perfect picture of what type of sword the average Viking might have carried, circa 950AD. Of course, an actual Viking's sword at the time would have been a bit more worn, thanks to years of use and care.

Price:  $126.00 

Anduril Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Anduril Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Item # DS-1309B

Inspired by the magnificent sword from Tolkien lore and the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, this Anduril Sword with Scabbard and Belt certainly does its namesake proud, featuring all the intricate detailing that made the original a true work of art.

Price:  $515.00 

Naval Cutlass Sword

Naval Cutlass Sword

Item # 500152

Our Naval Cutlass Sword is hand forged high carbon steel blade. The blade is British military spec steel and will flex over 20' and return to true. The Naval Cutlass Sword comes with a scabbard and a frog to suspend it from your belt.

Price:  $139.95 

1850 Union Staff and Field Sword

1850 Union Staff and Field Sword

Item # 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' and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped.

Price:  $149.95 

Crusader Cross Sword with Scabbard

Crusader Cross Sword with Scabbard

Item # AH-3246N

A typical crusader's 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 looking and battle ready arming sword that features impressive crusades-era style.

Price:  $189.00 

Civil War Trooper's Sword

Civil War Trooper's Sword

Item # 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 

Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier

Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier

Item # 07-88CHR

The long, narrow blade is fully sharpened and beautifully polished with a single wide fuller at the forte to assure perfect balance. The hilt also reflects the best in craftsmanship and materials fashioned from stainless steel featuring a classic ribbed shell.

Price:  $599.99
On Sale For: $479.99 

Sinbad Scimitar

Sinbad Scimitar

Item # ED2006

The Sinbad Scimitar sword is truly an amazing sword, sure to demand respect from all. With a scimitar blade that is almost 5 inches at it's widest point but still well balanced using either one or two hands due to its unique pommel design.

Price:  $188.10 

Sword of Bramham Moor

Sword of Bramham Moor

Item # 501231

This English Bastard Sword is named for the final battle that ended the Percy family's long revolt against Henry IV of England, that had involved so many knights, lords and barons, taking one side or the other.

Price:  $375.00 

Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword

Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword

Item # 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 

Foot Officers Civil War Sabre

Foot Officers Civil War Sabre

Item # ED8822

The Foot Officers Civil War Sabre features a 33 inch high carbon steel blade and has an overall length of 39 inches. This Civil War sabre has a solid brass hilt and black leather wire wrapped grip. The Civil War Sabre comes with a steel scabbard.

Price:  $83.00 

The Savior Sword

The Savior Sword

Item # 880014

From the classic movie Gladiator we bring you the Savior Sword. The Savior Sword comes complete with wall plaque and this hand forged sword high carbon steel blade has a highly detailed wood and brass hilt.

Price:  $199.20 

Sword of La Bicocca

Sword of La Bicocca

Item # 501122

Although the rapier is strongly associated with the Renaissance, it was generally considered a civilian weapon. This offering is well-balanced and very quick, hardwood and leather grip, and well-tempered high carbon steel blade.

Price:  $99.00 

Tinker Pearce Blunt Bastard Sword

Tinker Pearce Blunt Bastard Sword

Item # 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 possiblity of sparring and cutting with swords.

Price:  $255.20 

Tinker Pearce Sharpened Longsword

Tinker Pearce Sharpened Longsword

Item # 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 

British Light Calvary Sabre

British Light Calvary Sabre

Item # 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 

US Cavalry Sabre

US Cavalry Sabre

Item # SNS134

The original versions of this Confederate Trooper's 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

Confederate Staff and Field Officer Sword

Item # 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 

1796 Light Cavalry Saber

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Steel Scabbard

Item # 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:  $399.99
On Sale For: $319.99 

Early Irish Hilt Sword

Early Irish Hilt Sword

Item # AH-3292

This sword predates the typical basket hilt Irish swords, although the lack of a basket hilt doesn't make this Early Irish Hilt Sword any less effective or worthwhile. In fact, this sword remains a viable option thanks to its effective blade design.

Price:  $110.00 

Crusader Sword

Crusader Sword

Item # 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 long swords like this Crusader Sword, which was favored by many medieval warriors.

Price:  $88.00 

Renaissance Hunting Sword

Renaissance Hunting Sword

Item # 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. Lower section of the grip is wood covered with black leather. Leather and steel scabbard is included.

Price:  $195.00 

Basket-Hilt Backsword Antiqued

Basket-Hilt Backsword Antiqued

Item # 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

U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber

Item # 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: $319.99 

Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword

Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword

Item # 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 

Warlord Sword

Warlord Sword

Item # 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 carbon steel coal forged flared blade.

Price:  $259.00 

Celtic Foot Soldier Sword

Celtic Foot Soldier Sword

Item # AH-4303

When it came to your average warrior's weapon, you were more likely to find something that was simple and basic, but impressively effective. That in mind, a Celtic warrior would likely have favored a blade like the Celtic Foot Soldier Sword.

Price:  $126.00 

US West Point Sword

US West Point Sword

Item # 500506

Our US West Point Sword features a high polished stainless steel blade that is detailed and appropriately etched according to government specifications. Includes the government specified scabbard.

Price:  $224.95 

Tinker Great Sword of War

Tinker Great Sword of War

Item # SH2424

The Tinker Great Sword of War is designed and crafted 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 

Civil War U.S. Foot Officer's Sword

Civil War U.S. Foot Officer's Sword

Item # 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 

Chateauneuf-De-Randon Bastard Sword

Chateauneuf-De-Randon Bastard Sword

Item # 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 

Teutonic Crusader Sword

Teutonic Crusader Sword

Item # IP-601-2

The crusades saw many knightly orders spring up for various reasons, 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 

Musashi Elite Katana

Musashi Elite Katana

Item # 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 

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