The Royal Armouries, the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, has granted Windlass Steelcrafts license to reproduce historically important weapons from the museum's collection. These will be accurate replicas based on meticulous study of the originals.
Each reproduction will be carefully prototyped under the expert guidance of a historical weapons researcher. Curators from the Royal Armouries will then inspect and certify the piece to ensure the specifications exactly match those of the original piece. Reproductions will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the current Master of the Armouries.
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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 garish two-handed swords of the next century (such as the Swiss Zweihander and the Landsknecht Flamberge). This sword would have been in use during the last years of the Hundred Years War and swords like it were carried throughout the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor era.
This replica one-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This sword was reputedly found in a peat bog together with another sword that is now in Rome. Comparable swords have also been found elsewhere across parts of Europe. This type of sword could have been carried at the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, and this particular example features several distinctive features.
This replica longsword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This type of sword may have been used by armored men-at-arms and knights, usually one-handed on horseback or two-handed on foot. Swords like this were used in Europe in the second half of the 14th century and would likely have been familiar to fencing masters like Fiore dei Liberi and used at battles like Sempach in 1386. This sword seems quite specialized for armored combat and half-swording.
This replica one-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. An unusual single-edged arming sword of the mid-15th century, reputedly to come from the site of the Battle of Castillion, and purchased by the Royal Armouries in 1984. The crossguard quillons end in curled tips to retain an opponent’s blade, the asymmetrical grip is located towards the back edge, and the squat scent stopper pommel makes the short grip comfortable to hold.
This replica knightly longsword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. The original sword is believed to have been found in the River Thames before finding its way into the Tower of London collection. This is the sort of hand-and-a-half sword that was often carried by knights and men-at-arms, and it features a two-handed hilt with a scent-stopper pommel.
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 were popular sidearms for billmen and archers during the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor period.