Functional Swords

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.
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15th Century Mercenary Sword

Item # SH2368
The mercenary or routier of the medieval period was, in a nutshell, a soldier for hire by either side in the Hundred Years War. This 15th Century Mercenary Sword is a must have sword for reenactors or collectors of the medieval era.
$343.00

16th Century Hand and a Half Sword

Item # SH2365
The 16th century saw the end of what we refer to as the medieval period, a time when the hand and a half sword was incredibly popular. This 16th Century Hand and a Half Sword is a stunning representation of weapons from that time.
$325.00

16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard

Item # 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.
$645.00

16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt

Item # DS-1535B
The beauty and function of a blade like the 16th Century Two-Handed Sword with Scabbard and Belt is something to be truly appreciated. Any gentleman or warrior would be happy to carry this fine weapon at their side.
$740.00

1796 Light Cavalry Saber

Item # AH-3317
Known as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured, few blades have the history and fame that the 1796 Light Cavalry Saber has. This style of saber was later adopted by several countries, used primarily during the Napoleonic Wars.
$119.65

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard

Item # 07-88S
The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard is based on a weapon widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. A supreme cutting weapon, this sword was used up into the 20th century.
$316.26 $253.01

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Steel Scabbard

Item # 07-88SS
The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Steel Scabbard is based on the weapon widely used by the British and their Prussian allies at the Battle of Waterloo. Its sharpened forward edge gives the blade ferocious cutting power.
$365.43 $292.34

17th Century Italian Rapier

Item # 501227
Designed by Bruce Brookhart, the 17th Century Italian Rapier has a design that looks wonderful, both on and off the battlefield. Whether you fight with it or display it for all to see, it makes a great choice for any collection.
$325.00

1840 Non Commissioned Sword

Item # 500350
The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards.
$170.00

1850 Union Staff and Field Sword

Item # 500124
If you wish to portray a Union officer or an military officer prior to the Civil War, then look at the 1850 Union Staff and Field Sword. The sword is great for historical reenactments, displays, and more.
$200.00

18th C. Cut and Thrust Sword

Item # AH-4227
This 18th C. Cut and Thrust Sword is a somewhat middle-ground when comes to the evolution of the sword. It features the ornate hilt of later eras, but still possesses a blade that is considerably thicker than the smallsword or rapier.
$132.25

1917 Cutlass by Cold Steel

Item # 07-88CS
In 1917, the US Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in service for 57 years. Cold Steels modern recreation of the 1917 Cutlass is as authentic as possible, modeled after an original copy in a personal collection.
$290.00 $232.00