Historical Swords

A historical sword was a symbol of bravery and prestige. Not just anyone could have one. They were earned and with them came respect. Swords literally carved out kingdoms throughout history. Tough, functional, and effective in hand-to-hand combat, they were the choice of royalty, knights, men-at-arms, and peasants alike.

Many use the term “battle-ready swords,” but what does that mean exactly? Essentially, they are hand-forged, fully functional blades made of high-carbon steel that can perform like the originals. Unlike stainless steel, this can be too brittle to handle a true battle situation. Historical swords can be used in training and live reenactments. Use common sense though, if bashing edge-to-edge. Use the right tool – a theatrical blade with rounded edges and tip. Historical swords are the kind of blades used in medieval and Renaissance fairs, Civil War reenactments and shows for fencing and simulated battles. High-carbon spring steel is generally the strongest material used in blade making and we feature 1065-1095 on our site. It is the steel of choice for battle-ready swords, which can then be hand forged and tempered. We offer a good selection of historically accurate functional blades from the US Revolutionary War and Civil War to more current military offerings. To hold a functional full-tang blade is to come face to face with history. They look like the originals, were made like them, and flex and balance like their historic counterparts.

Products featured on Atlanta Cutlery and its sister website Museum Replicas include historical swords from the ancient Greek & Roman, Viking, Medieval and the Renaissance periods up to the American Civil War. Fancy yourself a Musketeer or knight errant? How about a Spanish conquistador or marauding Viking? Maybe a Roman Centurion? One hand, two hand, bastards, rapiers, and cut-and-thrust were all choices men made when conflict loomed. You’ll find what you need for your persona, collection, or reenactment. Made from originals when possible, we’ve captured the little details for authenticity and maybe, more importantly, the function these blades were meant for. 

  • 15th Century Two-Handed Sword

    Windlass Royal Armouries

    15th Century Two-Handed Sword

    # 501833

    This replica two-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. Two-handed swords of this type were being used increasingly as specialized weapons in the middle and later 15th century, laying the foundations of the massive, sometimes...
  • 15th Century Falchion

    Windlass Royal Armouries

    15th Century Falchion

    # 501830

    This replica English infantry hanger, or falchion is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. The original sword has resided in the Royal Armouries collection since before 1916 and its exact origin before that is unknown. These short swords...
  • Sacred Sword of the Prophet

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Sacred Sword of the Prophet

    # 501172

    This long sword has a hand forged high carbon steel blade finished in gleaming nickel plate and a wood grip with a black leather hilt. Features 24K gold floral designs on the cross guard, pommel, scabbard and the display case. Overall : 100cm...
  • Damascus Short Sword

    Damascus Short Sword

    # 404451

    This medieval style short sword has a double edged Damascus steel blade which slashes and penetrates your target with ease. Features a blonde wood and bone handle with black and brass spacers and a steel pommel.  This is a medieval style short sword...
  • Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber

    # 500050

    This hand made replica is hand forged and fully tempered of 1075 high carbon steel. Features a flexible, ornate blade and leather grip wrapped with brass wire. Overall 38 inches.   This authentic, hand made replica is hand forged and fully...
  • 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

    # 500618

    This British military spec Light Cavalry Saber has a hand forged blade that will flex over 20° and return to true. Leather handle is wire wrapped. Steel scabbard included. Overall 41 inches. Comes factory sharp.  Originally copied from an earlier...
  • US 1860 Naval Cutlass

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    US 1860 Naval Cutlass

    # 500152

    This Naval Cutlass Sword is hand-forged, British military spec, high carbon steel blade. Comes with a leather frog and scabbard. Overall 31-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.   Reproduced US 1860 cutlass for your Civil War armory! The blade is...
  • United States Dragoons Saber

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    United States Dragoons Saber

    # 501146

    This fine saber has a 1075 high carbon steel blade with full tang and is well tempered. The grip is black leather wrapped with twisted brass wire. It has a three branch brass guard.   This fine saber has a 1075 high carbon steel blade with full...

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