Functional Swords

Every battle ready sword available on Buying a Sword can be found here in the Functional Swords category. These combat weapons are crafted to be able to withstand the rigors of use, designed by renowned manufacturers like Tinker Pearce, Windlass, CAS Iberia, and Hanwei. Made from high carbon steel, many of these re-enactment swords are designed for historical accuracy, ensuring that they work equally well as collectibles and display weapons. These functional blades come in a range of styles inspired by various Cultures and Eras, including Scottish and Celtic, Roman, Greek, Viking, Medieval, Renaissance, Pirate, Civil War, Oriental, and others. Browse for a few moments, and you will see claymores, rapiers, broadswords, bastard swords, scimitars, sabers, cutlasses, shashkas, katana, hand and a half swords, and many, many more options to suit your needs.
Bastard Sword
SH2250
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe.
Price: $340.00
Marshall Damascus Sword
SH2001
Our single-hand Marshall Damascus 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 Sir William Marshall.
Price: $700.00
Viking Ulfbert Sword
500864
This Viking Ulfberht Sword is a stellar replica modeled from a sword shown in Ian Pierces book Swords of the Viking Age. An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade.
Price: $210.00
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, and for good reason!
Price: $663.10
The Atlantean Sword From Conan the Barbarian
884016
The Atlantean Sword is hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength. This swords has been expertly reproduced and is an exact replica of the sword used on screen from the movie Conan The Barbarian.
Price: $355.00
Knights Templar Sword
IP-003B-2
This Knights Templar Sword is made of high carbon steel. The sword features a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang.
Price: $279.00
Claymore Sword
SH2060
Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period.
Price: $365.00
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
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, its use spread into Southern Russia and also Spain.
Price: $195.00
Great Claymore Sword
ED2011
Finally, a real Claymore for all those modern Scots who long to possess a functional and battle ready Highland sword! Through history, tales have been told of mighty Scotsmen, hearty and ready to stand against seemingly unbeatable odds.
Price: $559.55
Classic Hoplite Sword
500734
The leaf shaped blade was quite popular throughout the ancient world. Our Hoplite Sword features a steel guard and pommel with a wooden grip covered with leather. The high carbon steel blade makes this sword ideal for re-enactments.
Price: $165.00
Raptor Sword
501090
The Raptor Sword is named after the fierce and famous prehistoric predator, and the inspiration for that can be seen in both its unique, claw-shaped pommel and the deadly curve of the blade. This sword blends fantasy and function.
Price: $215.00
Spartan Lakonia Short Sword
401178
The Spartan army was one of the toughest on record, and they devoted themselves to being the best. Their weapons matched this ferocity. The Spartan Lakonia Short Sword is inspired by these legendary blades.
Price: $145.00
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: $469.99
On Sale For: $376.00
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
Musketeer Rapier
500784
The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire, so a good rapier was a necessary second weapon that no musketeer was likely ever without.
Price: $265.00
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. Originally from 1475-1525 A.D., the sword style features a full tang construction, high carbon blade that is flexible and strong.
Price: $279.00
Celtic Combat Sword
ED2002
The Celts were brave warriors from early as 500 BC, fighting with strength and fury. The close combat sword was the chosen weapon in battle, as its flared blade possessed a strong and deadly edge that could be wielded quickly.
Price: $255.55
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: $700.00
12th Century Medieval Sword
IP-003-2
Our 12th Century Medieval Sword features a hardwood handle wrapped in leather. The crossguard 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: $279.00
Roman Gladius Sword
IP-022-2
Our version features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, and hardwood handle. The Roman Gladius Sword has a polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability, and a wood scabbard is included.
Price: $209.00
The Fathers Sword From Conan the Barbarian
884017
The Fathers Sword is hand forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength. This sword has been reproduced by Windlass Steelcrafts as a replica of the sword used on screen from the movie Conan The Barbarian.
Price: $325.00
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
Two Handed Great Sword
07-88WGS
Do not let its size fool you. There is nothing clumsy about the Two Handed Great Sword. Meant to be carried over the shoulder in its scabbard, this massive blade is well-balanced and easily wielded by those of great strength.
Price: $589.99
On Sale For: $472.00
Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword
IP-003A-2
This Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword is made of high carbon steel, making it light weight. The sword features a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The handle is wood, wrapped in leather.
Price: $279.00
Authentics Ö Dussack Cutlass
ED2652
Each Dussack is made from a single piece of steel and is clearly a no frills cutting weapon. Because of its simple and functional design, it was favored by commoners, who needed a weapon that could be used for a variety of purposes.
Price: $151.05
Pirate Captains Hanger
500968
No pirate captain should be without their trusty blade, and that is where the Pirate Captains Hanger comes in handy. This beautiful blade is made of fully tempered high carbon steel, and its guard features an antique brass look.
Price: $175.00
The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar
502356
The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar would have been a sword worthy of the Templar Grand Master to knight a loyal member into this holy order. The best metalsmiths from Windlass Steelcrafts have spent hours on each blade.
Price: $375.00
Brass Basket Hilt Claymore
500922
The pierced basket-hilt is a faithful reproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern favored by highlanders of the 1740s.
Price: $285.00
Maintz Pattern Gladius
500360
The early Gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world.
Price: $215.00
Single Handed Short Sword
ED4404
The Single Handed Short Sword features a hammered, blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Single Handed Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $112.10
William Wallace Steel Claymore
ED2014
The earliest Scottish clansmen were strong and fearless. They wielded large swords with a simple yet powerful design. One was a man named William Wallace, who could have carried an early Scottish claymore sword like this in battle.
Price: $502.55