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.
This 11th C. Viking Sword is an almost instantly recognizable style of sword, one that is as iconic as the people who made it famous! In your hands, it will make you feel more like a Viking, allowing you to channel your inner Norseman.
Based upon designs popular during the famed Norman conquest of England led by William the Conqueror, this 11th Century Norman Sword is a functional stage weapon that is perfect for your reenactment or stage combat from this era.
The common view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard, which is ornate and intricate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
The common view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt, which is ornate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
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.
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.
As armor improved, swords were forced to change. This 12th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard is an example of how they changed, developing into larger blades that excelled at slashing, crushing, and thrusting, all to negate a foes armor.
As armour improved, swords changed. This 12th Century Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt is an example of how they changed, developing into larger blades that excelled at slashing, crushing, and thrusting, all to negate a foes armor.
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.