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.
Fight like some of the fiercest warriors this world has ever seen when using our handmade Imperial Knights Broadsword. Crafted from steel with an eye for authenticity, this sword is the perfect weapon for a variety of swordsmen.
Commemorating Sir Walter Scotts novel of the same name, the Ivanhoe Sword by Marto is named for the hero within the novel which, set in 12th century England, embodies a near-perfect blend of history, chivalry, and adventure.
The Knights Templar were brave and valiant soldiers in the Holy Wars, and they fought with the symbol of their order on their swords and armour! Bear the cross of the Templars on your sword with the Knights Templar Red Cross Sword!
A sword was one of the most versatile weapons for a medieval soldier to carry. Even those who utilized pikes, such as the pikemen in the Landsknecht, carried one - that particular sword being this unique Landsknecht Katzbalger Sword.
Inspired by the side arm of choice for many foot soldiers and journeyman warriors throughout history, the Man at Arms Arming Sword has a smaller and more agile design than many of the heavier swords on the medieval battlefield.
A quiet life in the countryside is all you ever desired, but recent rumors of war weigh heavy on your mind. You spend the morning hours training in solitude. The Medieval Battle Ready Sword assists you in preparation for battle.
Swords were the weapon of choice during the medieval period, and Gothic influence often made its way into their style. The Medieval Gothic sword is an example of this influence, marrying these designs into a great display piece.
This Medieval Knights Broad Sword is a variant of the arming sword, offering a wider blade at a similar length, which puts more impact and force behind every blow, ensuring that no opponent wants to be the recipient of your strikes.
This Medieval Knights Sword with Scabbard is the quintessential Type XIV sword, according to Oakeshott typology. While historically smaller than most swords of its day, it makes up for size with quickness and responsiveness.
This Medieval Knights Sword with Scabbard and Belt is the quintessential Type XIV sword, according to Oakeshott typology. While historically smaller than most swords of its day, it makes up for size with quickness and responsiveness.
From Northern Europe, Prince Valiant is a literary character known for his courage. The Prince Valiant Sword by Marto commemorates this fictional hero found in the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable.
Inspired by the sword of the legendary warrior king Richard I of England, the Richard the Lionheart Sword is an ornately decorated take on the royal weapon. A Lionheart coat of arms appears at the center of the silver tone guard.