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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Arming Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Item # DS-1313B
By the 14th century, the classical view of the knights sword took shape in the arming sword. This Arming Sword with Scabbard and Belt demonstrates why, as its pronounced taper and tip make this blade a quick, devastating weapon.
$640.00

Arnold Stage Combat Sword

Item # MY100593
With the Arnold Stage Combat Sword in your hand, fend off your foes while wowing your audience. This spring steel stage combat sword features an authentic medieval appearance that has been made safe for performance and costume use.
$121.00

Arrowhead Katana

Item # SD35330
There comes an exhilarating rush when an arrow is released from a fully drawn bow. As fast as the arrow flies so will the Arrowhead Katana pierce the hearts of your enemies, honor and glory finding residence in this spectacular sword!
$387.00

Autumn Leaf Katana

Item # SD35210
The symbolism of the gingko leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself. The Autumn Leaf Katana embraces this rich metaphor of endurance in its decorative motif, evoking the true beauty of the season.
$436.00

Balduin Stage Combat Sword

Item # MY100594
Like a fearsome 11th century Norman warrior, you battle your enemies with stalwart defiance. With the Balduin Stage Combat Sword in hand, your stage fight is safe without sacrificing an impressively authentic medieval appearance.
$121.00

Bamboo Crane Katana

Item # MC-MC-3060
In the stillness surrounding you, you stand ready to ambush the approaching enemy. You wield with great skill and prowess the Bamboo Crane Katana. This elegant sword makes a great addition to a reenactment outfit or collection.
$492.00

Bamboo Katana

Item # SH1002
In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the stick katana was born.
$660.00

Bamboo Mat Katana

Item # SH2438
Our eye-catching Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines its impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
$1,108.00

Bamboo Mat Wakizashi

Item # SH2448
Our Bamboo Mat Wakizashi features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
$881.00

Bamboo Print Handmade Katana

Item # NP-F-570-BAM
Functional for lighter use and a beautiful work of art, the Bamboo Print Handmade Katana offers the best of both worlds. This hand-forged katana features gorgeous ornamentation and is made of 1045 carbon steel with a long fuller.
$119.90

Banshee

Item # SH2126
Banshee is a cutting sword first and last, with a slightly weight-forward balance for slashing through jungle growth with ease. The high-carbon blade is heat treated for optimum shock absorption and edge retention.
$278.00

Basket-Hilt Backsword

Item # SH2003
Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity.
$466.00