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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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United States Dragoons Saber

#501146
This fine saber has a 1065 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.
$149.95

1840 Non Commissioned Sword

#500350
The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. Pommel is global with a capstan. Grip is flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards.
$129.95

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard

#501486
This saber was widely used by the British in the Battle of Waterloo. Blade features 1055 high carbon steel. Overall length of 37-3/4 inches.
$189.95

1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber

#501474
This heavy Cavalry Saber features a 36" blade. The brass guard had three bars to protect the hand and the grip was wire bound leather and capped with a sturdy pommel. In its double ringed, steel scabbard, it could be easily attached to a saddle or to a belt.
$239.95

1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Steel Scabbard

#501488
A combat quality saber that will pass the British Proof Test and is fully capable of tremendous shearing cuts. It comes with a sharpened forward edge and all metal scabbard. 1055 Carbon steel blade.
$189.95

Patton Sword

#500530
This reproduction George Patton sword has a single fullered high carbon steel blade. Includes wood scabbard with steel mounts. Overall 44 inches.
$169.95

Battlecry Agincourt War Sword

#501506
This hand-and-half sword is a slender, light, and an agile weapon. It sports a blackened, high carbon steel battle-ready blade that comes sharp. Includes a leather belt frog and scabbard with belt stop. Overall 39 inches.
$264.95

Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword

#501507
The Maldon Viking sword from Windlass Steelcrafts, Battlecry collection is a light, agile and resilient fighting blade that captures nearly everything that made this style such a formidable and near legendary design.

$274.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

I’ve purchased quite a few windlass swords over the past 30 years. Most from Atlanta Cutlery and Museum Replicas. This saber does not disappoint! Historically accurate, well fitted and strong. The saber feels good in the hand and in its sturdy metal scabbard!
Reviewed by: Jed, August 26, 2019

Review of: 1917 Cutlass

This 1917 Navy Cutlass Is one of the finest swords I have. Being a Navy Veteran It's close to my heart. The sword is of high quality, and probably better then the originals, it has very good balance and will cut very well as it is comes very sharp. I display my 1917 cutlass right under my 1860 Navy Cutlass. They look well together. Thank You.
Reviewed by: Daniel, January 22, 2019

Review of: 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

This sword is very nice, and surprisingly light. Very good value for the money
Reviewed by: Robert, November 27, 2018

Review of: American Revolution Saber

This product exceeded my expectations. The polish on the blade is almost mirror smooth, and the hand guard and wooden handle are held very securely to the blade. Excellent workmanship, and devoid of frills.
Reviewed by: Cashel, September 23, 2016

Review of: American Revolution Saber

Beautiful sword! Nice balance, and solid construction. It really felt natural in my hand.
Reviewed by: Josepph, August 31, 2016

Review of: 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

The fit and finish of components and parts is excellent. Nice balance and weight. Brass hand guard/hilt well formed. It is, as I expected, the quality to be. Well pleased with my purchase.
Looks great on the wall with my Dragoon Saber.
Reviewed by: Frank, March 10, 2016

Review of: American Revolution Saber

I love this Saber! You can tell they took the time to craft an amazing edged weapon! From the solid wood hilt, double fullers, to the toe of the blade arrived to me flawless! When i say solid wood hilt, i mean it. Its not two halves of a wood grip and glued together over the tang with a seam. Its a solid piece of wood, hollowed just enough to slip over the tang. There were no short cuts taken on making this edged weapon. The scabbard was also a wonderful accessory thst came paired with the saber. Its leather wrapped with a double stitch running up the length of one side of the scabbard. Steel upper and lower hooks and scabbard tip protector finish off the whole package. The shipping was very fast and the saber came to me factory oiled which was awesome! Any one that knows sabers/swords know carbon steel oxidizes, so they took the time to put a quality oil on the blade. The saber came well protected in shipping with huge bubble wrap, saber and scabbard individually wrapped in plastic and foam between them. They also took the time to put on a plastc toe guard to keep the toe of the saber safe in shipping. If theres any drawback i can think of its the fact that the blade has a little more flex than i was expecting. Not much, but it was just something i thought when examining it. Im not surprised though, beings that its such a long saber with a double fuller. Im sure the circa 1775 saber this is copied from has the same amount of flex, if not more. To conclude, this saber is gorgeous, well crafted, and museum quality. Incredible piece of craftsmanship! Thank you Atlanta Cutlery and Windlass! -Donald Reisdorf
Reviewed by: Donald, December 10, 2015

Review of: 1917 Cutlass

Reviewed by: John, April 26, 2011

Review of: American Revolution Saber

well balanced, comfortable grip. well made ,scabbard particularly attractive.
Reviewed by: kurt, March 17, 2011

Review of: American Revolution Saber

Great Sword... it got a good look feals great in the hand.
Reviewed by: Tony, April 22, 2010