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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Bamboo Engraved Saya Katana

Item # NP-F-582-BAM
You, proud and brilliant warrior, know when to blend in with your surroundings while waiting for the enemy. You wield the Bamboo Engraved Saya Katana. This functional sword looks great on the battlefield and on a wall in your home.
$111.50

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.
$652.00

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.
$1,056.00

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.
$863.00

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

Bannockburn Sword

Item # 501689
The Battle of Bannockburn was important in the fight for Scottish Independence. Remember this fierce battle and its swords with the Bannockburn Sword. This high carbon steel blade works great for faires and historical reenactments.
$285.00

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.
$242.00

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.
$427.00

Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Item # SH2002
Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary.
$418.00

Bastard Sword

Item # 501510
Brought back by popular demand, the Bastard Sword is a Windlass Classic blade. This massive broad sword could have easily been used at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, cutting and slashing its way through the Tudor ranks.
$295.00

Bastard Sword

Item # SH2250
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe.
$300.00

Battle of Agincourt Sword

Item # SH2371
The Battle of Agincourt is still remembered as one of the most prolific battles of the Hundred Years War. Crafted to commemorate this victory for the English, this Battle of Agincourt Sword is both reenactment and display ready.
$256.00