A type of cruciform sword with a double-edged blade, arming swords remained in use between the 11th and 16th centuries. Similar to knightly swords or knights swords, arming swords were the standard weapon of the medieval knight in Europe. Typically used with a shield, the traditional arming sword eventually gave way to the popularity of the longsword, becoming a sidearm that developed over time into Renaissance cut and thrust swords. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent selection of these medieval swords, including both functional arming swords and decorative arming swords. Our arming sword replicas are perfect for historical re-enactments, as they are created with authenticity in mind. You can show off your love of the Middle Ages by displaying one of these high quality arming swords in your home or office as a unique accent piece.
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.