Shop Weapons By Type

We offer more than swords here, so we have broken down our weapons by type in this category here. Here you will find not only swords of all styles, eras, and functions, but also daggers, axes, flails, halberds, maces, spears, and war hammers. Our selection of historical and fantasy weapons is fantastic, so if you happen to be searching for a weapon that is not a sword, you are sure to find something that sparks your interest here. We also offer a variety of LARP weapons here, including LARP daggers, axes, pole weapons, hammers, and maces, in addition to LARP swords, of course. If you know the kind of weapon you are looking for, or you simply want an organized way to start browsing, shopping weapons by type is a fantastic path to take.

Swords

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If you are looking to buy a sword, then our swords category is a great place to start. We have further broken down this category into swords by name, swords by function, and swords by region to make it easier to find the right sword for you. We offer an incredible variety of swords, so it can be hard to know where to start. Our swords by name category breaks down different well-known styles of swords as well as swords made famous by specific factions, cultures, or persons. You will find everything from Excalibur and Crusader swords there to Viking swords, musketeer swords, and katana. Our swords by function category sorts swords into what they are best used for: decoration, function, or training purposes. Our swords by region divides swords by where their style historically originates from, whether that is Europe, Asia, or the Middle East. If you are shopping for a sword, you already know you are in the right place. Take a look through our many different sword categories, and you are sure to find a sword that works for you.

Daggers

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Here at Buying a Sword, we offer a wide array of daggers in many different styles, including designs from various historical periods and cultures. Our Daggers category allows you to narrow down your hunt for the kind of blade you want, while also exploring the many dagger types there are available. We carry both functional daggers and decorative daggers, though even our battle ready daggers can double as distinctive display pieces. Crafted from fine metals like high carbon steel, stainless steel, and iron, these collectible daggers work great for historical re-enactments. Explore our range of high quality daggers to see the many different options, such as fantasy daggers, Scottish sgian dubhs and dirks, Roman pugiones, Viking seax, Renaissance stilettos, parrying daggers, Crusader daggers, and many, many more.

Axes

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Axes have been used as tools and weapons both throughout history, and this weapon style is still utilized to this day. We offer an incredible variety of axes here at Buying a Sword, and we have split them into two different categories here: single headed axes and double headed axes. Our single headed axes have just that, a single head. They have one head historically intended for chopping, hacking, and cleaving. Our double headed axes are often of medieval origin or have a fantasy look to them. Make no mistake, these axes represent powerful weapons as well as useful tools. Our range of axes includes both functional axes for reenactment or rugged survival use and decorative axes to display as a phenomenal addition to any decor that is sure to spark conversation with all who view it. Shop all these high quality axes here at Buying a Sword.

Flails

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One of the most distinctive weapons of the Middle Ages, the medieval flail featured spiked balls or weights at the end of a chain attached to a wooden handle. At Buying a Sword, we offer an array of decorative and functional flails. Our decorative flails make unique collectibles for weapons enthusiasts to enjoy, while our functional flails are battle ready weapons for reenactment. Our ornamental flails are great as display pieces for your home or office or as costume weapons to wear at Renaissance fairs. Both our decorative and our functional flails are made of high quality materials that are sure to impress in their respective settings.

Halberds

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Medieval halberds are polearms crafted with a spiked axe blade mounted on a long shaft and a hook or thorn on the reverse side of the blade. Due to this three-part design, halberds were intended to slice, thrust, and hook opponents in battle. We offer both functional and decorative halberds here at Buying a Sword. We have ornamental halberds and similar weapons here, such as bardiches, poll axes, bills, and glaives, as well as their battle ready counterparts. Our decorative halberds make great theatrical props and unique home decor. Functional halberds and other medieval pole arms are made of high quality materials like iron, carbon steel, and hardwood to help them stand up to the rigors of combat. Peruse our selection of halberd pole weapons to find the perfect piece for your medieval weapon arsenal or for your medieval home decor.

Maces

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Historical maces served as some of the most common weapons throughout the ages with their simple construction and ease of use. At Buying a Sword, we have both decorative and functional maces. Our ornamental maces, with their wicked spikes and flanges, make excellent additions to any decor as well as theatrical props and costume weapons for events like Renaissance fairs. Collectible maces are unique additions to weapon sets or medieval displays. Our combat maces vary in size and are crafted from high quality steel, iron, and wood. We offer a variety of battle ready bludgeons, spiked clubs, morning stars, and flanged maces here. These medieval weapons are ideal for reenactments. Shop all our functional and decorative maces here, in many styles inspired by history and different cultures of Europe.

Spears

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Useful for hunting and battle, medieval spears were popular among peasants and nobles for their relative ease of use, light weight, and ability to attack targets at a distance. At Buying a Sword, we have both functional and decorative spears. Functional spears are formed from a long shaft and pointed head, and they can be thrusted or thrown depending on the design. In this category you will also find other similar pole weapons like scythes, javelins, assegai, corseques, fauchards, voluges, military forks, and glaives. We not only carry medieval spears, but we also offer a range of other historical pole arms of Roman origin. Some of our decorative historical spears are inspired by various media. We also offer a number of spear heads for attaching to your own shaft and creating your own DIY spear. Decorative spears are great as collectibles for weapons enthusiasts, reenactment props, ceremonial purposes, and even theater use. Our functional spears are ideal for reenactment. Take a moment to peruse our selection, and you can find a number of great spear options here.

War Hammers

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An alternative to a sword or an axe, medieval war hammers offered a greater chance of making an effective strike against an armored foe. Used mostly in the late Middle Ages, war hammers were used against mounted warriors or in close combat, depending on the length of the handle. Buying a Sword carries bot functional and decorative war hammers. Also known as mauls, historical war hammers often featured a spike on one end of the head for grappling or piercing armour. Our battle ready war hammers are accompanied by other similar pole weapons like becs de corbin and Lucerne hammers, and they are intended for historical reenactment. We offer a variety of styles, including English war hammers, German war hammers, and foot soldier war hammers. Our decorative war hammers are not intended for combat but make stunning display pieces for weapons enthusiasts, great theatrical props, and costume accessories for reenactments and Renaissance fairs.

Training Weapons

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Here you will find all of our training weapons. We have both synthetic training weapons, typically made of polypropylene, and wooden training weapons. We carry more than just training swords here, so you will find practice weapons of all kinds, including training knives and daggers. Many of these training weapons are made in styles that imitate actual historical weapons, so you will find parrying training daggers, medieval training daggers, medieval knight swords, and even Viking swords for practicing your skills here. We also carry wooden practice katana and wooden bokken. If you are looking to learn a new technique or practice your skills before taking up a real, sharpened blade, practicing with our synthetic and wooden training weapons is a must.

LARP Weapons

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Live action role-playing offers the excitement of battle with the increased safety of foam latex weapons. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent array of LARP weaponry made by top manufacturers like Calimacil, Epic Armoury, and Palnatoke. Our inventory includes LARP axes, LARP daggers, LARP hammers, LARP maces, LARP oriental swords, LARP spears and staffs, and LARP swords. Many of these LARP weapons feature durable foam coated in latex with Kevlar tip protection and fiberglass cores, which ensures that each piece will have a long life of use. They are weather resistant, virtually maintenance free, and perform well in all temperatures. Our role-playing weapons come in a variety of styles from medieval to fantasy, ensuring that you can find something of interest. No matter what your character, you are sure to be a formidable opponent when wielding one of our high quality LARP weapons!