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
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
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
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
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
We have named this new fantasy sword for the fierce prehistoric predator. The pommel is in the form of its deadly claw, but of course, the long curving blade is the real force of this beast. It includes a scabbard.
Price: $215.00
Spartan Lakonia Short Sword
401178
The Spartan army was one of the toughest on record. They devoted themselves to being the best of the best. This leaf shaped blade is high carbon steel, and the grip is bronze. Scabbard is wood covered in leather.
Price: $145.00
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
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
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
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: $227.05
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
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 Father's 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
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
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
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
Sure this Two Handed Great Sword is big and meant to be carried over the shoulder in its scabbard, but it is extremely well balanced and easily wielded by people of larger stature and physical strength.
Price: $589.99
On Sale For: $472.00
Robin Hood Sword
882501
Medieval Collectibles is proud to offer this officially licensed replica of the stunning sword used in the epic motion picture Robin Hood, from the celebrated director Ridley Scott. The blade is hand forged of high carbon steel.
Price: $122.50
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 Captain's Hanger
500968
The Pirate Captains Hanger is made of beautiful antiqued brass and has a steel hilt. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is worth its salt against any seabeast or while swarming the side of a galley.
Price: $175.00
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
Archer Sword
AH-3312
The archers primary weapon was the bow and arrow, but what did an archer turn to when the enemy tried to engage the archer in melee combat? In such a situation, the archer typically favored a short sword, just like this Archers Sword.
Price: $90.00
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
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