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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, Rome, 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.

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Classic Medieval Sword

#500020
This Oakeshott Type X Sword has a long and wide fuller, long guard and wheel pommel for balance. Includes scabbard. Overall 39-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$249.95

Stiklestad Viking Sword

#500670
This viking sword is made from high carbon steel. Pommel and guard are decorated with copper. Leather covered wood grip. Complete with scabbard. Overall 37 inches.
$294.95

Viking Ulfberht

#500864
This beautifully balanced sword has a high carbon steel blade that has been etched on both sides. The grip is wood wrapped with leather. Scabbard included. Overall 35-3/4 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$274.95

The Suontaka Viking Sword

#501472
This replica sword has a full tang, 1065 steel blade. Pommel, guard, grip band and inserts are copper plated. Leather scabbard with baldric included. Overall 37 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$374.95

Sword of Robert the Bruce

#501495
This sword has a 1065 high carbon steel blade. The pommel features the Cross of St. Andrew. Black leather-wrapped grip. Includes scabbard with sword belt. Overall: 43-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$324.95

Ashdown Viking Sword

#501561
This sword has an extra-wide fuller and decorated crossguard with raised knot work. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal shoe.
$349.95

The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

#502356
This Templar sword has a hand forged, high carbon steel blade. The grip is hand-wrapped with red leather. Wooden scabbard & period belt included. Overall 40 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$424.95

1840 Ames NCO Sword

#500836
This single-edged blade has a single broad fuller. Features a cast brass hilt, ribbed grip flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards. Pommel is global with a capstan. Blade length 31-3/4 inches.
$149.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Musketeer Rapier

Nice piece!  The problem for me is that I am to small to fit it!!  At five feet seven inches with a thirty two inch sleeve it is more blade than I can handle. Still, it is dammed impressive!
Reviewed by: mark, June 24, 2021