No matter what kind of historical weapon you are looking for, you will find Windlass products relevant to your interests. Windlass excels in making functional weapons that double as works of art. Buying a Sword carries not only battle ready swords but various other medieval polearms, war hammers, functional maces, and an assortment of LARP weapons. A number of their high carbon steel and foam latex weapons are inspired by popular fantasy series like Lord of the Rings, the Wheel of Time, Assassins Creed, Game of Thrones, and Conan the Barbarian. In addition to these licensed weapons, Windlass crafts a variety of other fantasy swords and weapons with striking looks. Their historical designs come in a range of options, as well, such as Greek swords, Scottish claymores, military sabers, medieval spears, Middle Eastern daggers, and medieval axes. In addition to functional blades, Windlass also produces excellent replica weapons and decorative swords and daggers with detailed engravings and sculpted handles that make fine display pieces and collectors items. Browse among the Windlass weapons here at Buying a Sword to see the wealth of options available to you.
With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Hammers, axes, and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight.
This particular blade form was put to use during a wide range of European history by a wide range of cultures, from Ancient Celts and Greeks to well through the Renaissance. It remained a popular spearhead for many years.
Our Fantasy Dagger Frog is hand crafted of durable, full grain leather with nickel plated metal studs. A secure carrier for your dagger or dirk, it is a must-have for any who prefer to keep a small blade handy.
With the discovery of metal, spears became much more effective. Our well made butt cap has a generic look that does not represent any one specific time or place, so it can be used for any period and paired with any spearhead.
Short-range throwing weapons are nothing new. They were around even in the 8th Century in the form of the French throwing axe. With the Francesca Axe, you can place history in your hand and feel what combat was like over a millennium ago.
Known throughout history, William Wallace became the most valiant freedom fighter Scotland has ever seen. The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore is a magnificent two-handed early Scottish sword appropriately named for its valor.
This German mace proves that weapons can be art. Although pleasing to the eye, it is deadly in function. By the 1500s armor had become very good protection from most weapons, but that was not the case with a mace like this one.
The proliferation of plate armor across Medieval Europe was shadowed by the development of crushing weapons like this war hammer. This impressive weapon is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg.
The Greek Spearhead was the integral part of the principal weapon of the Hoplite, a heavily armed foot soldier whose weapon was the long shadowed spear. Our version is made from high carbon steel and is great for re-enactment.
This Greek style Butt Cap for spears protects the shaft and keeps it from splintering. It also gives balance to the spear. The Greek cleverly realized it could also be used as a secondary spearhead if the primary spearhead be broken.