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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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Cold Steel Shamshir Sword

#501480
This replica shamshir has a modern 1055 carbon steel blade and a black faux buffalo horn for the handle.
$189.95

Man-at-Arms Italian Long Sword

#501479
These MAA Italian, two-handed, Longswords have fully sharpened and blued 1055 Carbon steel blades with a distinctive gun metal finish that compliments their black leather handles. Includes leather scabbard with blued steel fittings. Overall 47 inches.
$224.95

1917 Hybrid Cutlass

#501478
This Cold Steel hybrid cutlass provides almost unparalleled hand protection with minimal bulk, an excellent tool for fighting on foot, lightweight, manoeuvrable but still more than capable of opposing bigger weapons. Includes leather scabbard w/ brass and copper fittings. Hardwood grip. Blued 1055 high carbon blade.
$249.95

Man-at-Arms Grosse Messer

#501476
These German swords have fully sharpened and blued 1055 Carbon steel blades with a distinctive gun metal finish that compliments their handles. Includes leather scabbard with blued steel fittings. Overall 42-1/4 inches.
$249.95

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

The English Cutlass

#501405
This cutlass has a tough, tempered high carbon steel blade and a solid brass heart shaped guard. The leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. Comes factory sharp.
$169.95

Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

#501130
This sword has a tempered high carbon steel blade etched with the letters "US", a floral pattern, branches and scrolls. The solid brass guard and hilt also displays a floral design.Comes with a blackened metal scabbard with correct brass mounts.
$149.95

Windlass Cobra Steel Kopis

#403158
Based on the ancient Greek Kopis, this Windlass Cobra Steel sword has tremendous chopping power. Features weather resistant rubber handle for comfort, positive grip and shock absorption on a full profile tang. Factory sharp, includes riveted black leather sheath.
$59.95

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