Functional Weapons

Throughout the ages, many kinds of weapons have been used in combat aside from swords. When you want a functional weapon to use in your historical re-enactment or battle, be sure to check out the wealth of options available to you here at Buying a Sword. These battle ready weapons include functional daggers and functional polearms like war hammers, flails, spears, maces, halberds, and axes, giving you plenty of variety. These re-enactment weapons appear in many different styles, as well, such as medieval and Renaissance, Viking, and fantasy. Each of these historical weapons is crafted with attention to accuracy and quality to ensure that they look great while remaining hardy enough for use. Check out our range of medieval weapons to find the right kind to suit your needs!
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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 $528.00

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 $895.00

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.
$880.00 $644.00

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 $235.00

Bar Mace

Item # 600652
The remains of a mace of this type were found in the River Thames. Little finesse was needed for this brutal mace, and a warrior strong enough to wield it could crush helms and break swords with the heavy blows it could deliver.
$170.00

Bardiche Axe Head

Item # HW-700886
An evolution from the medieval Danish axe, the Bardiche Axe Head is a curved blade with a long surface area historically suited for slicing, cleaving, and even stabbing. Add your own wooden haft to create this medieval weapon.
$62.00

Bardiche Head

Item # MH-W0969
Create your own medieval weapon with the Bardiche Head. Great for the DIY inclined, this weapon component is ready for you to attach to a pole of your choosing. The bardiche was a popular weapon throughout historic Eastern Europe.
$48.00

Basic Pugio Dagger

Item # AH-3264P
The pugio was a typical arm to be found at the side of virtually any Roman soldier, acting as a sort of badge of office, as well as a sidearm. This Basic Pugio Dagger is a variant of the pugio, appropriate for any unranked soldier.
$152.41

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 $397.00

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.
$466.00 $397.00