The Arming Sword also called knight's or knightly sword is a single handed cruciform sword of the Middle Ages. These swords have a small fuller, standard sized hilt and narrow blade. The Arming sword was in use from about 10th century to about the 16th century. The sword was worn by a knight even when not in armor and was typically used with a shield or buckler. Arming swords worn for both a symbol of the knight's rank and for defense. The arming sword led to the rise of the long sword and eventually evolved into the cut and thrust swords of the Renaissance Era. These swords were designed more for cutting and thrust fighting possessing a wider and much heavier blades. Modern scholars have also classified them as being broadswords. Our Arming swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Arming swords. All our Arming Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
A crusader lived or died, by their blade, so as you can imagine, some took their swords very seriously. For pure efficiency, a sword in the style of this 12th C. Crusader Sword would have been favored, for its shape and its availability.
St. Maurice, also known as Mauritius, was the leader of the Roman Theban Legion during the 3rd century. This 13th C. Sword of St. Maurice venerates him and his actions, which made him the patron saint of soldiers, knights, and warriors.
The second in a series of performance oriented swords designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms, this 13th Century Arming Sword has a very slight forward balance, making it quick in the hand and devastating in the cut.
Based on a famous museum piece found in the Royal Armouries in Leeds, this 1432 Milanese Sword with Finger Guard is a part of the Primus collection, as well as stunning recreation of the Type XIX Oakeshott style sword.
The advent of heavy plate armour meant that the traditional sword had to change or be left behind. Swords like this 14th Century Gothic Sword with Scabbard were an innovation in functionality, thanks to their great versatility.
The advent of heavy plate armour meant that the traditional sword had to change or be left behind. Swords like this 14th Century Gothic Sword with Scabbard and Belt were an innovation in functionality, thanks to their great versatility.
Bold, broad, and powerful looking, the design of this 14th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard was in response to plate-reinforced mail armour of the age, and its design does not leave a warrior wanting for power or versatility.
Bold, broad, and powerful looking, the design of this 14th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt was in response to plate and mail armour of the age, and its design does not leave a warrior wanting for power or versatility.
The Acre Broadsword has been hand-forged by expert smiths with decades of experience, ensuring that it will make a fantastic weapon for your home armory. The functional sword is crafted from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
In war, an archer would have always been prepared to change from bow to sword, should their position be overrun. When that happened, this Archers Medieval War Sword would serve well in keeping a ranged fighter safe in melee combat.
The sword of the medieval knight was the arming sword, although this Arming Broad Sword offers a subtle variation on that classic blade. As its name implies, this blade is a bit broader, lending it a more intimidating and powerful form.
Gladius Medieval style swords like the Arming Sword have 440C stainless steel blades that are fully tempered, but they are primarily intended for use as collectibles and decorative pieces with their eye-catching details.
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