Historical longswords served as medieval and Renaissance weapons, particularly notable for their sharp taper and fine point that allowed them to pierce or slip through gaps in armor. With the advent of plate armor, swordsmen had less need to carry a shield for protection, instead using their off hand for a technique called half-swording, which gave greater control and thrusting power to the wielder of a medieval longsword. Knights wielding longswords also developed the tactic of repeatedly striking opponents with the pommel, leading to the phrase, To pummel someone. Sometimes called war swords or battle swords, traditional longswords featured simple, cruciform hilts and straight, double-edged blades. Whether you want to hone your combat skills or display an excellent example of a medieval sword, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword. We carry great functional longswords from Cold Steel, Windlass, and Tinker Pearce. Our longsword replicas can easily serve as home decor, training swords, or re-enactment accessories.
Every sword enthusiast needs a stunning piece to complete their collection. The 15th Century Blunted Ring Hilt Sword is just that, its eye catching features and blunted edge making it ideal to be a sword on your wall or your side.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard is a practical warriors sword with a hardy make and a versatile design, making it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a practical warriors sword with a hardy and versatile design that makes it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
When you are sword fighting, you need a weapon that is functional, alluring, and protective. The 15th Century Ring Hilted Sword encompasses all three of these features, making it your ideal sword for light combative use.
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.
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think for a second that this sword is just a wall-hanger. As nice as this Black Death Sword with Scabbard looks, it is also fully functional and battle-ready.
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think that this weapon is just a wall hanger. The Black Death Sword with Scabbard and Belt is as eye-catching as it is fully functional and battle-ready.
The Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is an accurate reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Perfect for re-enactors, collectors, or modern warriors, the Bosworth Long Sword serves as an excellent historical sword replica and battle ready blade. The medieval long sword looks stunning and feels great to use.
According to Arthurian legend, the sword Excalibur is lost forever, returned to the Lady of the Lake upon the death of the king. Unless, of course, another worthy of the weapon comes along. Test your mettle with the Caledfwlch Sword.
As swords evolved from the Middle Ages to the High and Late Middle Ages, they became longer and stronger. This Classic Medieval Long Sword, for instance, is an example of a Late Middle Age sword, made for use with one or two hands.