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.
Inspired by the 1904 Austrian Saber and the 1917 Cutlass (07-88CS), the 1917 Hybrid Cutlass by Cold Steel combines features from these magnificent weapons to produce a fierce design for the ultimate close quarters weapon.
A true ninja makes sure to have the right weapons to capitalize on any opening, and this 3 Piece Ninja Sword Set brings a trio of blades to the fight, ensuring that whether up close or at range, you can bring the pain to your foe.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate sword, featuring straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
This Viking Sword is fashioned after an Eighth Century Design. This beautiful sword has a highly polished 33-inch blade with fuller and a dark hardwood handle with a polished, solid steel pommel and cross guard.
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.
Fans of medieval blade replicas are sure to appreciate the expert craftsmanship evident in the Agincourt War Sword. Forged by experienced master smiths, the striking functional sword is made from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
When you wish to enter combat with an elegant yet functional sword, look no further than the Albrecht Hand and a Half Sword for a medieval blade. Based on a museum piece, this fully functional sword looks great at any reenactment.
This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. A solid steel hilt with spiral carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. It comes with a black scabbard with steel mounts.
Hailing from Sparta were some of the foremost warriors in the ancient world. Brutal and efficient, the Spartans were a military power without equal, thanks in part to their weapons, one of which is the Antiquated Spartan Sword.
The APOC Survival Katana at a glance looks atypical except for the classic Japanese styled blade. But fans of Gus Trim will recognize his subtle style and perfection in a design that is historically unusual for this famed sword maker.
Whether it be plague, natural disaster, mass hysteria, nuclear fallout, zombie hordes, alien invasion, or cyborg warfare, the APOC Tactical Cutlass Sword features a trim and brutal profile designed to withstand bleak future days.
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.