Renaissance Swords

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.
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
Musketeer Sword
ED6102
Ancient art figures and swirled cut-outs embellish this cup hilt sword. This Italian made full size decorator sword features cast metal handle and an antique brass finish. The blade has intricate engraved designs stamped into it.
Price: $83.60
Masonic Knights Templar Sword
500214
This Masonic Knights Templar sword is exactingly reproduced from originals and is a very beautiful sword. Intricately carved, solid metal fittings plated in rich 24K gold and red enamel inlay only enhance its appeal.
Price: $325.00
Munich Sword
501144
There are several of these swords in different private and public collections, one in the Wallace Collections and several at the Bavarian National Museum. A Munic Sword is a perfect example of German Military Cut-and-Thrust Swept Hilt.
Price: $265.00
Brandenburg Rapier
501409
The rapier is a classic evolution of the sword, changing as warriors began to favor finesse and skill over strength. This Brandenburg Rapier is equal parts form and function, possessing a dashing look and a blade fit for any swordsman.
Price: $285.00
Deschaux Rapier
500862
With its graceful, artistic lines, the rapier has always been a romantic symbol of the Renaissance. The reality is that the rapier is a deadly hand-to-hand combat weapon, perfectly suited for the swift duelists of the day.
Price: $265.00
18th Century Masonic Sword
SD4119
The Freemasons gave the Masonic Sword as an award of rank and merit. The engravings on the sword and scabbard displayed the symbols of the movement. This replica faithfully reproduces the detail of a Masonic sword of the period.
Price: $86.00
Traditional Colada Broadsword Rapier
ED2071
A traditional 1620 broadsword rapier with the classic flair of the originals, this hand forged steel blade couples the beauty and curves of swept quillions with a leather grip. A leather sheath is also included.
Price: $227.05
17th Century Italian Rapier
501227
A beautifully executed 17th Century rapier with a complex hilt and faceted pommel. The grip is hand wound with silver plated wire with woven wire rings, top and bottom. This type of sword was deadly effective as a dueling weapon.
Price: $285.00
Colichemarde Sword
07-88CLMS
True to form, our Colichemarde Sword mirrors the Renaissance original with its extra-long, wide forte that abruptly tapers down to an acute point. The hilt features a decorative yet functional shell guard complete with finger loops.
Price: $479.99
On Sale For: $384.00
Swept Hilt Rapier by Marto
MA-805S
The Swept Hilt Rapier by Marto is a reproduction of a typical 16th century Renaissance period rapier, one of the premier fencing swords of the age, featuring a complex hilt fit to protect the hand from the point of an enemy sword.
Price: $450.00
Italian Brass Basket Rapier
AH-3341
The rapier, born of the 16th and 17th centuries, was a change in the sword that shifted from a focus on cutting to thrusting. This Italian Brass Basket Rapier demonstrates a long blade, as well as an ornate yet defensive hilt design.
Price: $180.00
Renaissance Rapier by Marto
MA-803S
The Renaissance Rapier by Marto is a reproduction of a typical 16th century Renaissance period rapier, one of the premier fencing swords of the age, featuring a swept hilt fit to protect the hand from the point of an enemy sword.
Price: $450.00
Pilsen Rapier
501175
Based on a German weapon of antiquity, the Pilsen Rapier is a unique weapon that is light and quick. Made of high carbon steel, this functional rapier has an ornate knot-shaped basket hilt to protect the hand of its wielder in combat.
Price: $285.00
Leather Wire Hilt Rapier
MC-KS-5918
Predecessor to modern fencing weapons as we know them, the Rapier is the progenitor of a line of swords that emphasize precision, agility, technique, and a counter-and-thrust style that has become the sport of fencing.
Price: $108.00
Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier
07-88CHR
Beautifully polished and with a single, wide fuller at the forte, the Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier is a dueling weapon with perfect balance to its long, narrow blade. Its distinctive hilt is made of high quality stainless steel.
Price: $599.99
On Sale For: $480.00
Spanish Basket Rapier
AH-3342
During the 17th century, swordsmanship, particularly with the rapier, was considered to be a part of a gentlemans education. This Spanish Basket Rapier is an elegant form of the sword, designed for appeal and for cut-and-thrust tactics.
Price: $171.00
Leather Hilt Rapier
MC-KS-5919
Predecessor to fencing weapons as we know them, the Rapier is nearly the progenitor of a line of swords that emphasizes precision, agility, technique, and a counter-and-thrust style that has become the modern sport of fencing.
Price: $108.00
El Cid Colada Sword by Marto
MA-386S
The El Cid Colada Sword, by Marto, is a reproduction of a sword that belonged to the Castilian knight Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as El Cid Campeador in the 11th century. This sword honors some of the knights many deeds.
Price: $272.00
Italian Long Sword by Cold Steel
07-88ITS
Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance of the Italian Long Sword slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver downright ferocious blows.
Price: $469.99
On Sale For: $376.00
16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard
DS-1535
If you have been searching for a medieval styled sword with elegance, then the 16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard may be what you desire. This hand forged sword recreates antique refinement that no warrior can deny.
Price: $420.00
Brass Crown Basket Rapier
AH-3340
Given that training with a sword became a formal part of a gentlemans education during the 16th and 17th centuries, sword duels began to flourish. This Brass Crown Basket Rapier is a design that depicts the style of swords in this era.
Price: $180.00
Cinquedea Short Sword
AH-4110N
Born of the Italian renaissance, the Cinquedea Short Sword was a popular weapon during the 15th and early 16th centuries. Named for its width (cinquedea means five fingers), it was favored by civilians, thanks to its hardy make.
Price: $216.00
Black Hilt Rapier
ZS-926850
Not all rapiers were made for the social elite of the renaissance. They were a common sword of the day, and so some, like this Black Hilt Rapier, were made to be less ornate. Being less fancy hardly decreased its effectiveness.
Price: $99.90
On Sale For: $89.91
15th Century Ring Hilted Sword
AH-3424F
When you are sword fighting, you need a weapon that is functional, alluring, and protective. The 15th Century Ring Hilted Sword encompasses all three of these features, making it your ideal sword for light combative use.
Price: $248.00
Wire Wrapped Hilt Rapier
MC-KS-5920
Predecessor to fencing weapons as we know them, the Rapier is nearly the progenitor of a line of swords that emphasizes precision, agility, technique, and a counter-and-thrust style that has become the modern sport of fencing.
Price: $108.00
Spanish Tizona Cup-Hilt Rapier by Marto
MA-577S
The Spanish Tizona Cup-Hilt Rapier, by Marto, is a full-sized reproduction replica of the very well-known sword from the 16th century, valued and used through-out all of Europe during the advent of the rapier and the thrusting sword.
Price: $565.00
Small Sword
07-88SMS
The advantage of the sword point over the edge became increasingly evident by the end of the 16th century. The Small Sword is a rapier, with its thin profile and emphasized point, based on the popular choice in civilian self-defense.
Price: $434.99
On Sale For: $348.00
Hutton Sabre
SH2201
One of the rapidly growing arts within historical fencing societies is that of sabre fencing in the late 19th century Italian style, originating with fencing masters who were employed to train mounted troops in the effective use of the military sabre.
Price: $170.00
King Charles III Rapier by Marto
MA-385S
The King Charles III Rapier Sword by Marto is a reproduction of a guard sword that belonged to King Charles III. Charles the Third (Carlos the Third) was a man of great dynamic spirit and promoted cultural and economic growth.
Price: $469.00
Roman Sword
ED6105
A helmed swept hilt court blade with quillions and shell hand guard. This Italian made full size decorator sword features cast metal handle and an antique brass finish. The blade has intricate engraved designs stamped into it.
Price: $83.60
Sword of Christopher Columbus by Marto
MA-546S
The Sword of Christopher Columbus by Marto is a tribute to the great explorer himself. It is a decorative reproduction based upon swords that were used by the officers of the fleet at that time.
Price: $406.00