Swords by Name

With a name like Buying a Sword, it will come as no surprise that we carry an impressive selection of swords on our site. The sheer number of functional and decorative swords can sometimes make it challenging to find the perfect one. To simplify your search for the sword of your dreams, we have categorized a large number of our historical swords according to name to help you narrow down the type of medieval sword you are hunting. Certain names refer to the model of sword, such as claymore swords, bastard swords, and longswords, while others name categories include various versions of a particular blade, like our Excalibur swords, Richard the Lionheart swords, and Charlemagne swords. All of our sword replicas display iconic looks from throughout the ages, ensuring that no matter what kind of period sword you are looking for you will be able to find stunning options to choose from!

Agincourt Swords

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A major English victory of the Hundred Years War, the Battle of Agincourt involved the army of King Henry V and the larger French army led by Charles I of Albret in place of King Charles VI. The English, largely through the use of English longbows, managed to overwhelm the French forces, creating casualties of almost six to one. This victory served as a turning point in Henry Vs campaign to claim the title of King of France. The conflict also served as the inspiration for Shakespeares play, Henry V. Here at Buying a Sword, we offer several Agincourt swords in commemoration of this battle. These historical sword replicas are a type of single handed sword, showing off a classic English sword design. These medieval swords are perfect for re-enactment of this important battle and can be displayed in your home or office when not in use.

Arming Swords

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A type of cruciform sword with a double-edged blade, arming swords remained in use between the 11th and 16th centuries. Similar to knightly swords or knights swords, arming swords were the standard weapon of the medieval knight in Europe. Typically used with a shield, the traditional arming sword eventually gave way to the popularity of the longsword, becoming a sidearm that developed over time into Renaissance cut and thrust swords. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent selection of these medieval swords, including both functional arming swords and decorative arming swords. Our arming sword replicas are perfect for historical re-enactments, as they are created with authenticity in mind. You can show off your love of the Middle Ages by displaying one of these high quality arming swords in your home or office as a unique accent piece.

Bastard Swords

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Around the mid-1400s, the bastard sword was developed as a form of the longsword. Originating from the French term epee batarde, medieval bastard swords included a number of blades with irregular or not easily defined traits. For example, many had longer handles that allowed them to be wielded with one or two hands. This versatile usage eventually led to an alternate term, Hand and a Half sword, in the late 19th century since bastard swords could not clearly be defined as one-handed or two-handed weapons. Bastard swords often had slightly shorter blades and more rounded tips than other longswords. Knights and other armsmen continued to use traditional bastard swords through the 1500s. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent assortment of historical bastard sword replicas. We offer both functional swords and decorative swords, ensuring that re-enactors and collectors will be satisfied with pieces from our selection. These fantastic medieval swords are crafted with authenticity in mind and attention to proper dimensions and weight.

Basket Hilt Broadswords

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Offering greater protection to the hand with their basket-shaped guards, basket hilt broadswords served as military weapons in the 16th through 18th centuries, contrasting with the slim dueling rapiers worn by civilians during the same time period. Various forms of this Renaissance sword are known as basket hilt backswords, schiavona swords, and Scottish broadswords. While the terms broadsword and backsword did not appear until the Victorian era, they are used in present day to distinguish between double-edged and single-edged basket hilted swords, respectively. At Buying a Sword, we provide an excellent selection of historical sword replicas, including a fine assortment of basket hilted broadswords. These Renaissance broadswords are available in functional and decorative sword designs, making them ideal for historical reenactors and weapon collectors.

Charlemagne Swords

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Charlemagne united the majority of Western Europe during the early Middle Ages for the first time since the Roman Empire, earning him the title Father of Europe. Also known as Charles the Great, Charlemagne became the first Holy Roman Emperor and founded the Carolingian Empire. As one of the greatest kings of the medieval period, Charlemagne remains a popular figure from history, making the Charlemagne swords here at Buying a Sword an excellent choice for anyone wanting a collectible sword. Traditionally, Charlemagnes personal sword has been known by the name Joyeuse. Two medieval swords have been attributed to him, one kept in the Imperial Treasury in Vienna and the other held in the Louvre in Paris. With their ornate detailing, our Joyeuse sword replicas and other decorative Charlemagne swords make great re-enactment blades and display pieces for history lovers and weapon enthusiasts.

Celtic Swords

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This category contains not only our Celtic swords, but those of famous Scottish and Irish origin. Buying a Sword offers many excellent Scottish and Celtic swords for collectors and reenactors. Celtic swords often appear either as Celtic long swords or Celtic short swords, while Scottish swords include claymore swords, various basket-hilted swords, and Scottish broadswords in their number. At Buying a Sword, we are pleased to carry an excellent array of Scottish and Celtic swords in decorative and functional sword designs. The Scottish claymore is well-associated with the Wars of Scottish Independence, giving rise to the variety of William Wallace swords and Robert the Bruce swords we carry. Whether you are looking for a Highlander sword or a Celtic war sword, you can find many excellent options for taking to your upcoming battle or displaying in your home decor here.

Charles V Swords

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With an empire extending over 4 million square kilometers of Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, Charles V acted as Ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and Charles I of the Spanish Empire until his abdication in 1556. His rule spawned three of the leading dynasties of Europe - the Habsburg monarchy, the Younger House of Burgundy, and the House of Trastamara in Castile. Despite his love of peace, most of Charles Vs reign was spent fighting the Great Italian Wars against France. Since Charles V remains known as one of the most important figures of the Renaissance, our Charles V swords at Buying a Sword make excellent collectible weapons to commemorate his legacy. We offer several high quality decorative swords with 24K gold elements and intricate engravings. Perfect for re-enactments and display, these Emperor Charles V sword replicas are definitely worth a look by history lovers and weapons enthusiasts.

Claymore Swords

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An Anglicization of the Gaelic claidheamh-mor, or Great Sword, the claymore is a Scottish version of the medieval two-handed longsword. Used during the 15th to 17th centuries, traditional claymores feature crossguards that sloped down towards the blade with quatrefoils at the end of the quillons. The large size of this Scottish sword required the wielder to use both hands, making them symbols of strength and skill. As the classic Highland sword, two-handed claymores are well-associated in pop culture and history with the Wars of Scottish Independence and figures such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. At Buying a Sword, you can find many excellent claymore replicas for purchase. We carry functional claymores and decorative claymores crafted by top manufacturers like Hanwei, Ritter Steel, Windlass, Stage Steel, Legacy Arms, Darksword Armoury, and Deepeeka. Many of our medieval claymores have blades upwards of 40 inches, making them impressive swords to put on display or use in training. Several of the ornamental claymores feature 24K gold plating, ornate engravings, and other eye-catching elements. Whether you want a battle ready claymore or a unique collectible, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword!

Crusader Swords

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Occurring during the High to Late Middle Ages, the Crusades were military campaigns with the ostensible goal of regaining access to the Holy Lands around Jerusalem. Over the almost 200 years of warfare, seven major crusaders and many minor ones took place, involving hundreds of thousands of combatants sworn to serve as soldiers of God. Many notable military orders formed during the Crusades, including the Knights Hospitaller, Knights Templar, Teutonic Knights, and others. At Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent variety of Crusader swords inspired by the weapons wielded during these historical campaigns. These functional Crusader swords and decorative Crusader swords are perfect for re-enacting your own medieval battles and displaying in your home or office as a unique accent. Several sword replicas feature a cross on the pommel and other ornamentation for an authentic period look. Crafted by excellent manufacturers like Darksword Armoury, Denix, and Legacy Arms, these Crusader blades are sure to appeal to history buffs and weapons enthusiasts.

Cut and Thrust Swords

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Offering a middle ground between an arming sword and a rapier, cut and thrust swords feature Renaissance-style hilts with thicker blades than rapiers and a sharp taper. Various kinds of Renaissance swords, such as field swords and side swords, can be labeled cut and thrust blades. These single-handed swords were popular during the 16th and 17th centuries, evolving from the medieval knightly sword. They provided a nimble wielding experience similar to a rapier without sacrificing the strength needed for cutting and combat. At Buying a Sword, our selection of historical swords includes high quality cut and thrust swords for training and display. These Renaissance military swords make fantastic collectible weapons for anyone interested in the evolution of swords from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period.

Excalibur Swords

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The iconic sword wielded by King Arthur, Excalibur remains one of the most famous swords of myth and legend. Various sources recount that Arthur gained possession of Excalibur either by pulling it from a stone to prove himself as king or by receiving it from the Lady of the Lake sometime during his reign. At Buying a Sword, we carry many excellent Excalibur replicas in eye-catching designs inspired by the tales of the mystical sword. These functional Excaliburs and decorative Excaliburs are ideal for anyone wanting to role-play King Arthur or any of his Knights of the Round Table. Many of these Arthurian swords display ornate engraving and other fantastic details that make them suitable for display in your home or office. Fans of this legendary king and his magical sword can now enjoy them in a whole new way with these fantastic Excalibur swords!

Falchion Swords

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Used in various forms during the 11th to 16th centuries, the medieval falchion appears in two general shapes - the first curved like a saber with a clip point and the second with a straight back, possibly a clip point, and a curved edge. The name comes from the Old French fawchon, derived from the Latin falxs used to describe scythe-like weapons. The historical falchion is often considered a peasant sword, crafted from sharp farming implements. Similar to a Persian scimitar, the falchion combines the power of an axe with the versatile use of a sword. At Buying a Sword, we carry functional falchions and decorative falchions that are ideal for historical re-enactments, weapons collections, and combat training. Our falchion swords provide you the opportunity to own this rare historical weapon.

Fantasy Swords

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Fantasy swords come in a wide array of imaginative styles, often featuring unique ornamentation for dramatic appearances. At Buying a Sword, we carry many high quality fantasy blades, including licensed sword replicas from fantasy franchises like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, the Wheel of Time, the Legend of Zelda, Assassins Creed, and others. These pieces include replicas of iconic swords like Anduril, Sting, the Master Sword, the Atlantean sword, Oathkeeper, and Longclaw. Other swords here have fantastical elements to their designs, making them unique display pieces and collectibles. This includes a variety of dragon swords, goddess swords, fantasy katana, and zombie swords. When you want a functional or decorative sword that is certain to stand out, be sure to shop our selection of fantasy swords.

Flamberge Swords

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Similar to a two-handed sword or Zweihander, flamberge swords possess an undulating style of blade that offers a unique appearance. Literally named a Flame Blade sword, flamberge blades could cause unpleasant vibrations for the opponent when parrying and were sometimes used to cut through enemy polearms. These wave-blade swords are also known as flambards or flammards. At Buying a Sword, we offer several excellent Renaissance flamberge swords perfect for serious weapons connoisseurs to add to their collections. We provide functional flamberges with high carbon steel blades that are battle ready, as well as decorative flamberges perfect for displaying in your home or office as a unique accent. When you want a historical sword replica that will truly stand out from the rest, be sure to look at the magificent flamberge replicas here at Buying a Sword.

Great Swords

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A general term for certain outsized war swords with long, heavy blades, great sword most often refers to medieval longswords that preceded the two-handed sword with its specified traits. Due to their massive size, medieval great swords could not be wielded comfortably with one hand, setting them apart from other longswords of the period. The historical great sword most often describes straight, two-handed swords from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, though the name is sometimes applied to 18th century curved-blade broadswords, as well. Fans of this medieval sword style can find an excellent array of options here at Buying a Sword. We offer great sword replicas from superb manufacturers like Cold Steel, Windlass, and Tinker Pearce. These functional great swords and decorative great swords make eye-catching accents for home decor and authentic re-enactment swords for Renaissance fairs and performances.

Greek Swords

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The fragmented nature of the Greek city-states initially limited the frequency and duration of campaigns during the ancient era. The Greco-Persian wars eventually caused an evolution of Greek warfare with the alliances formed between city-states allowing battles to take place on a greater scale. By the time of the Peloponnesian War, Athens and Sparta had developed as powers, leading to improved strategies and naval warfare. At Buying a Sword, we are pleased to provide excellent Greek swords modeled on historical hoplite sword designs like the falcata and kopis. Our Spartan swords include several designs from the movie 300 and its sequel. In addition to Spartan blades, we offer various Trojan swords and Macedonian swords like a replica of the one wielded by Alexander the Great. Our selection includes both functional Greek swords and decorative Greek swords, ensuring that we carry pieces suitable for reenactors, collectors, and performers.

Hand and a Half Swords

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The term Hand and a Half sword arose in the late 19th century as a way to distinguish those medieval swords that could not be accurately categorized as single-handed swords or two-handed swords. Medieval hand and a half swords could be wielded with one or two hands, though they more closely resembled two hand swords than other bastard swords, another term used for similar designs. At Buying a Sword, our selection of medieval swords includes excellent hand and a half sword replicas. A number of our designs are battle-ready hand and a half swords ideal for training and re-enactments, while others are styled as decorative hand and a half swords for putting on display in your home or office. Crafted by fantastic manufacturers like Cold Steel, Darksword Armoury, Legacy Arms, and Deepeeka, these historical sword replicas are sure to impress!

Henry V Swords

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Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more! Shakespeare immortalized Henry V with this popular quote in the eponymous play describing the events surrounding the Battle of Agincourt. Henry V remains an important historical figure of the Middle Ages, making our Henry V swords at Buying a Sword great pieces for history enthusiasts and weapons collectors. Our Henry V sword replicas are modeled on the medieval sword wielded by this English king, a 15th century sword on display in Westminster Abbey. We offer excellent functional Henry V swords crafted from high carbon steel for re-enacting the battles of the patriot king. These historical swords possess authentic details that allow them to easily double as display swords for showing off in your home or office. Browse for a moment, and you are sure to find an impressive medieval sword to take home.

Knight Swords

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With a simple, straight crossguard and a disc pommel, the medieval knight sword or knightly sword remains one of the most classic Middle Age sword styles, appearing in numerous pieces of art from the period. Popular from the 12th century to the 14th century, the historical knight sword was light enough to be used from horseback, yet it could be wielded as a powerful two-handed sword when on foot. Its maneuverability gave it great effectiveness against the chainmail armor of the 13th century, leading to its increase in popularity. Buying a Sword carries many superb knight sword replicas for combatants, re-enactors, and weapons collectors to enjoy. Crafted by great manufacturers like Darksword Armoury, Art Gladius, and Legacy Arms, these medieval swords are made with a focus on authentic style and excellent craftsmanship. Whether you are dressing as a medieval warrior or want a unique accent piece for your home, you can find the perfect functional knight sword or knight display sword here at Buying a Sword.

Long Swords

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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.

Masonic Swords

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Arising from the Knights Templar military order of the Crusades, Masonic societies often maintain a connection to their history with ceremonial swords worn and used during their rituals and rites. These decorative blades often display ornate appearances with various freemason icons. A common masonic symbol, the Square represents honor, integrity, and honesty. The Compass indicates spiritual concepts and self-control. The letter G stands for geometry, a science believed to show the glory of God and the heavens. Other frequently used motifs are the Templar cross, the Masonic cross and crown emblem, and knights heads. Buying a Sword offers a great array of masonic swords crafted for display with gold and silver plating, detailed engravings, enamel inlays, ornate scabbards, and other fantastic embellishments. These freemason swords come in many decorative sword designs that are ideal for home decor, collections, costume use, and ceremonies. Peruse our selection of ornamental masonic swords to see the many eye-catching options available to you.

Military Swords

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Prior to the development of modern firearms, swords served as one of the primary weapons of warfare. Our military swords category at Buying a Sword includes military sabers, Civil War swords, and other excellent functional swords and decorative blades modeled after weapons used by various militaries around the world. We offer Union sabers and Confederate sabers from the American Civil War era, as well as military swords from the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to U.S. military blades, we carry options like Russian shashkas, German sabers, and Japanese officer swords. A number of our ornamental swords perform as ceremonial swords, dress swords, and display pieces, while others are functional swords and battle ready sabers for training and reenactment. Whether you want a Mameluke sword, a non-commissioned officers sword, or a cavalry saber, you can find many high quality pieces among our military swords.

Musketeer Swords

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In pre-revolutionary France, a mousquetaire belonged in one of two companies that served the Royal household. Known for their high esprit de corps, these cavalry regiments were deemed Grey Musketeers or Black Musketeers - named for the colors of their horses - depending on whether they belonged to the King or the Cardinals company. The novel, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, popularized these figures once more decades after their disbandment. As such, the iconic characters DArtagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and Cardinal Richelieu continue to appear within pop culture along with the signature phrase - All for one, and one for all! At Buying a Sword, you can find many excellent Musketeer swords based on the weapons used by these soldiers. Due to the cumbersome nature of muskets at the time, rapiers served as important weapon in any Musketeers arsenal. Our functional Musketeer rapiers and decorative Musketeer swords make perfect re-enactment accessories, training blades, collectibles, and decor accents. No Renaissance sword is as iconic as those wielded by these famous guards!

Pirate Swords

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Whether fighting another ship or bombarding a port town, a pirate needs a trustworthy blade at his side! The pirate swords that we offer at Buying a Sword include a variety of naval swords suitable for swashbucklers and sea captains of all kinds. These buccaneer swords come as hanger swords, boarding sabers, spadroons, privateer swords, officer swords, and pirate cutlasses, giving you plenty to choose from as you pick out your next weapon. We provide battle ready swords that you can use in training, as well as decorative swords that work great as pirate costume accessories and unique display pieces. Our sailor swords and captain swords offer great opportunity for anyone who prefers combat on the high seas. Transport yourself back to the Golden Age of Piracy by picking one of these high quality pirate sabers for your collection!

Rapiers

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Developed in the 1500s from Spanish dress swords, the historical rapier gained popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries as a slender, sharply pointed thrusting sword used in unarmored combat. Ideal for self-defense, civilian rapiers became lighter and shorter over time, whereas military rapiers evolved into colichemarde swords and small swords. Due to a lack of distinguishing terminology during their period of historical use, Renaissance rapiers can encompass a wide range of styles often influenced by the countries in which they were used. At Buying a Sword, we offer an excellent variety of fencing swords and dueling swords, as well as many other kinds of rapiers. Our collection of functional rapiers and decorative rapiers display many unique handles with ring guards, cup hilts, swept hilts, and wire hilts. We include colichemarde rapiers, Musketeer rapiers, Italian rapiers, Spanish rapiers, and Renaissance small swords among our fine historical sword replicas, ensuring that you will have plenty of options when picking out your next Renaissance blade!

Richard The Lionheart Swords

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King Richard I of England, known most often by his epithet Richard the Lionheart, played a key role during the Third Crusade of the Middle Ages and left an enduring imprint on modern imagination surrounding the period. Despite his popularity as a historical figure, Richard the Lionheart also earned the name The Absent King due to spending only six months in England during his reign. Appearing in literary works such as Robin Hood folklore and Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe, Richard I continues to be a popular historical figure of the medieval times and pop culture. Buying a Sword allows you to commemorate this English king with a fantastic decorative sword inspired by his life and legend. These Richard the Lionheart swords display ornate appearances with gold and silver detailing, intricate engravings, sculpted handles, and other fine embellishments. These Richard I swords are perfect for putting on display in your home or office, and they can be used for re-enactments and stage props. These kingly swords are unbeatable options for collectors and weapons enthusiasts.

Roman Swords

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The primary weapon of legionnaires, Roman soldiers would use their gladius in close combat as a stabbing, cutting, and chopping weapon. The Roman gladius was two-edged and featured a tapered point. The knobbed hilt often included ridges for the fingers to enhance its solid grip. In warfare, the gladius would often be thrust at the abdominal region or slashed at kneecaps vulnerable below the enemy shields. At Buying a Sword, we carry many excellent examples of this historical weapon, including several Mainz gladius and Pompeii gladius replicas. Our selection features both functional gladius and decorative gladius versions, including ornamental gladii with gold detailing and battle ready Roman swords will full tang construction. Whether you are interested in re-enacting the life of Julius Caesar, training for your next battle, or showcasing a unique Roman blade, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword.

Short Swords

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Often used with a shield, historical shorts swords were the classic weapon of the medieval knight prior to the development of the longsword and bastard sword. These war swords were designed to shear through chainmail and armor rather than serving as cut and thrust weapons. During the 14th century, the short sword would frequently be used as a backup weapon, hanging from the knights belt rather than the saddle like a longsword. Medieval short swords often featured cruciform shapes and functioned as single-handed swords. At Buying a Sword, you can find an excellent selection of short sword replicas, including Roman short swords, Greek short swords, fantasy short swords, Celtic short swords, Cinquedea short swords, and other variations. These decorative short swords and functional short swords ensure that you will be able to find the proper collectible sword for your needs.

Solomon Swords

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The Judgment of Solomon remains one of the most famous wisdom narratives in all of literature, recounting a ruling made by King Solomon of Israel between two women claiming to be the mother of a child. Once both women had told their side of the story, Solomon ordered that a sword be brought to slice the child in two so that each woman would have half - the only fair solution. One woman spitefully agreed, while the other begged that the child be spared even if he must be given to the other woman. Solomon then determined that the loving woman was the true mother and gave her the child. Buying a Sword offers a fantastic way to remember this dramatic story by providing a number of excellent Solomon swords in honor of this ancient king. Our King Solomon swords come in a number of eye-catching styles with embellishments like gold and silver plating, ornate engravings, and mirror-polished blades. These decorative swords make striking display pieces and costume swords for re-enactments. Browse through our collection of ornamental Solomon swords to see the many stunning pieces we have available.

Sword Canes

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Sword canes experienced a growth in popularity during the 18th and 19th centuries when it became less socially acceptable to openly carry a sword. Swordsmen and even ladies invented a way to evade this restriction by concealing a blade within a walking stick. At Buying a Sword, we provide an excellent inventory of high quality sword canes from top manufacturers like Cold Steel, Kit Rae, and Windlass. These functional sword canes are crafted with high carbon steel blades and cane materials like hardwood, carbon fiber, and aluminum. Many feature ornate handles and hilts with fantasy sword cane designs like dragons and traditional sword cane designs like cobras, lions, and dogs. Browse among these excellent self-defense canes for the perfect period accessory for your home arsenal. Please note that it is the responsibility of the purchaser to check and comply with any and all state, local, and federal laws regarding the owning, carrying, and usage of bladed weapons like sword canes.

Templar Swords

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One of the most well-known military orders associated with the Crusades, the Knights Templar lasted for almost two centuries until they were abruptly disbanded by the Pope in 1312, giving rise to conspiracy theories and legends that have continued to present day. The Templars funded a number of building projects throughout Europe and the Middle East, protected pilgrims en route to the Holy Lands, and fought in battles. At Buying a Sword, we offer a range of excellent Templar swords in eye-catching designs. Our decorative Templar swords work well as ceremonial blades, costume weapons, and display pieces with their ornate engravings, gold plating, sculpted handles, and other embellishments. Many of our functional Templar swords feature blades made of Damascus steel and high carbon steel, ensuring that they are battle ready and great for re-enactments. Take a moment to examine our Templar Knight swords, and you are sure to find pieces that catch your interest.

Two Handed Swords

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The most defining trait of two handed swords remains the requirement of both hands in order to wield the weapon. These large Renaissance swords remained in popular use throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, and they could reach up to six feet in length in the largest examples. Double handed swords were also sometimes called Zweihanders and great swords. In battle, functional two hand sword could be swung powerfully in order to crush the heavy armor of opponents. Following the disappearance of armor due to the growing use of firearms in the late 16th century, most two handed swords began to be used as ceremonial weapons. At Buying a Sword, we carry many excellent battle ready and decorative two handed swords in a range of styles. Our selection includes two handed Viking swords, two handed Danish swords, two handed Crusader swords, and two handed fantasy swords, among other designs. Whether you are looking for an impressive weapon to display or a powerful training sword, you will discover excellent options here.

Viking Swords

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Evolving from the Roman spatha, Norse swords served as one of the main kinds of ancient swords used during the Viking Age, though they were wielded by more people than just the Vikings. These Viking swords often featured deep fullers, short hilts, and lobed pommels. At Buying a Sword, we carry many great Norse sword replicas, including popular variants like Ulfbert swords, the Cawood sword, and the Leuterit sword. A number of our pieces are modeled on archeological finds and possess authentic details from the period. Other ones are inspired by mythological figures like Odin and the Einar and display more of a fantasy bent. These historical sword replicas include functional Norse swords that are ready for battle and decorative Norse swords intended for display or costume use. Crafted by top manufacturers like Windlass, Hanwei, Legacy Arms, Stage Steel, Marto, and more, these Norsemen swords will be sure to impress weapons enthusiasts and history lovers alike.

Oriental Swords

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If you are searching for a unique sword inspired by historical Japanese or Chinese weaponry, shop our oriental sword category. Here you will find bladed weapons that do not fit cleanly into our more specific sword categories. Instead, this section is home to our ninja swords, ninjato, and Chinese dadao, as well as modern or stylized renditions of these weapons. We offer tactical ninja swords and ninja sword sets for the modern ninja enthusiast, as well as Chinese hook swords and dao in historical and modern styles. This section includes both decorative swords and functional swords, so you can find an oriental sword for display or an oriental blade to take to battle here.

Katanas

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The traditional weapon of the samurai during feudal Japan, the katana features a slender, single-edged blade with a moderate curve and a long, two-handed grip. Changes in close combat fighting led to the rising popularity of this Japanese sword, which allowed a faster draw time due to being worn at the waist with the edge facing up. In a best case scenario, this design would allow a samurai to draw the sword and attack in a single motion. Functional katana are still used in modern martial arts. At Buying a Sword, you will find many traditional katana crafted with authentic forging techniques, including decorative katana and functional katana. Various limited edition katana and high quality samurai swords are beautiful enough for display and sturdy enough for use. Whether you need a martial arts katana for training or a superb collectible katana for decor, you will uncover many unbeatable Japanese blades here at Buying a Sword.

Shirasayas

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The shirasaya sword has the blade of a katana and typically a hardwood hilt, stripped away of any excess decoration to create a weapon that is straightforward and unhindered. Shirasaya have no guard, so the handle transitions right to the blade with no major delineation. Here you will find all our shirasaya swords in this impressively minimal style, typically sold with their matching scabbard. We offer both decorative shirasaya and functional shirasaya. All are phenomenal examples of historical weaponry, especially if you love the style of the katana blade and are interested in the weaponry of feudal Japan.

Tai Chi Swords

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Our tai chi swords category includes jian and wu jian swords, blade styles that originated in ancient China. These Chinese swords are known for their straight, double-edged blades that were intended for cutting, slashing, and even stabbing action. We carry tai chi swords that are decorative and tai chi swords that are functional, so no matter what you intend the sword for, you will find one here that suits your intended use. Many of our tai chi, jian, and gim swords, both decorative and functional, have ornate handles that add to their appeal. If you have interest in ancient Chinese weaponry, like to collect weapons, or simply enjoy this style of sword, our tai chi swords category is the place to shop!

Tantos

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A tanto is a style of short sword that originated from feudal Japan, typically worn by the samurai. They were often used as companion blades worn alongside tachi or wakizashi. We offer many tanto swords here that range from historical to modern and even post-apocalyptic in their styling. We have decorative tanto swords that make beautiful display pieces and accents to home decor. Our functional tanto range in style from traditional Japanese, some even forged in the traditional style, to tactical and modern. Whatever your use for this sword or your taste in its aesthetics, we have an incredible selection of tanto here to choose from.

Wakizashis

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The wakizashi is a traditionally Japanese weapon and, when worn with a katana, it was the sure mark of a samurai in the feudal era. Wakizashi were typically smaller than katana and used in close quarters fighting or ritual. After laws were made deciding which classes could wear what swords, the wakizashi could be worn by itself by those who were not samurai. We offer a range of wakizashi swords here at Buying a Sword, including some hand forged, traditional wakizashi that are fine collectors pieces as well as functional blades for battle. We also offer more modern renditions of the wakizashi and even tactical wakizashi here. Our decorative wakizashi are ideal for adding to historical displays or weapon collections, too. For any kind of wakizashi, modern or historical, search this category here.

Zatoichis

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Made famous through films like the Blind Swordsman, by Akira Kurosawa, Zatoichi was a legendary blind samurai who used a unique weapon. Disguised as a shikomizue, his walking stick actually concealed a traditionally forged Japanese sword which he would use in combat. We carry a selection of weapons inspired by this legendary sword. Shop our Zatoichi stick swords here for high quality weapons, in both functional and decorative styles, that replicate the hidden blade of Japanese legend. We offer a few Zatoichi swords from expert producer Hanwei that are both fantastic collectibles and functional weapons made for combat.

Robin Hood Swords

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The legendary outlaw of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood appears in English folklore as a benevolent thief who steals from the rich to give to the poor. He and his Merry Men have been featured in many films and other popular media ever since gaining popularity during the late-medieval period. It is unknown whether a real Robin Hood ever existed, though many historians have theorized about possible candidates who may have inspired the tales, such as Robin of Lockley. Buying a Sword celebrates this famous figure by offering a number of fantastic Robin Hood swords for collectors and re-enactors to enjoy. These functional swords and decorative swords come in many styles, including Robin Hood movie swords from the film by director Ridley Scott and others in various medieval sword designs. Whether you want to perform as Robin Hood on stage or show off an eye-catching sword in your home decor, you can find superb options here.