The Renaissance saw a shift in sword styles from those of the Middle Ages due to the many rapid improvements in weapons technology that began to occur. The Renaissance swords at Buying a Sword include designs like Renaissance longswords, Musketeer rapiers, cinquedea swords, fencing sabers, colichemarde swords, and Renaissance broadswords. Our Renaissance blades feature many striking looks, including a number of Italian and Spanish rapiers with swept hilts and cup hilts. Certain of our Renaissance sword replicas are inspired by famous figures like Christopher Columbus, El Cid, Charles III, and Napoleon. We carry high quality decorative swords that are perfectly suitable as ceremonial weapons or can be displayed in a home or office as a unique accent. Many of our functional swords also possess eye-catching looks but can also be used for combat and re-enactments. No historical sword collection can be complete without fantastic Renaissance swords to show the evolution of this iconic weapon.