Swords & Sabers

We offer the finest selection of museum quality sword, knife and dagger reproductions.  Nearly all are hand forged like the originals. Made from high carbon steels and other authentic materials, these blades handle and flex like the real things. The fully tempered, full tang blades are battle ready for your next crusade or just display ready for your office or den. Know what it was like to hold the weapons that carved out the worlds greatest nations!

 

 

Military Swords

Atlanta Cutlery offers military dress sabers and swords manufactured according to exact government specifications. We have proudly supplied swords and sabers for the Marines, The Citadel, Marion Military Institute, Fork Union Military Academy and other academies around the country: we deliver the very best.

We also offer custom engraving on our dress swords and sabers. What size Military Sword Should I Carry and Why? Confused about certification for USMC sabers?

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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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Samurai & Asian Swords

You cannot talk about Japanese history without mentioning the elite Samurai Warrior. Experts at fighting both on horseback and the ground, the Samurai lived by a strict code of ethics. Instilled with "freedom from fear", they trained rigidly and were considered an aristocratic warrior class. AtlantaCutlery.com carries quality katanas and samurai weapons.

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Fantasy Swords

Fantasy swords and fantasy weapons are your standard weapons taken up a notch. So much so, many are considered works of art or metal sculpture. Pop culture has helped greatly fuel these amazing pieces. Inspiration is taken from the works of JRR Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Brent Weeks, RR Martin, Frank Frazetta, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more contemporary designers like Kit Rae and our own design team. The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit, Highlander, Last Samurai, Walking Dead and so many others feature fantasy versions of swords which have inspired so many artists. Myth and legend have their place also with the likes of Excalibur, Kusanagi, Wonder Woman, Robin Hood, Princess Bride Inigo and the Dread Pirate Roberts, Durandal, Three Musketeers, Don Quiote, Chronicles of Narnia, John Carter of Mars, and Kingdom of Heaven. 

They start in reality and quickly become a work of art in the right hands. Our fantasy swords call on elves, orcs, ogres, dragons plus great warriors, mythical kings to capture the fierce, passionate nature of these beings.

Collecting these spectacular swords has grown over the years and if you want sci-fi, legendary, horror, or even gothic swords Atlanta Cutlery (ACC) is your source. We sell many different brands of fantasy swords, ranging from makers such as Kit Rae, United CutleryMaster Cutlery, JALIC and Windlass Steelcrafts.

We feature items from Assassin’s Creed, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Hobbit, Conan, Death Dealer, The Vikings, 47 Ronin, King Arthur and his knights of the round table and others. Often made from high grade stainless steel or high carbon steel with metal fittings and leather and wood accents, they employ many of the same materials as their historical counterparts. They are in many cases not only beautiful, but fully functional works of art.

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Sword Canes

What is better than a simple walking cane? Canes with swords! Sword canes have been used throughout history and are often featured in TV and movies by villains and heroes alike. Dr. Watson carries one in the latest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes to hit the screens. Batman Begins features one. Even frontier gamblers and many others carried these tools discretely. Although laws vary and may make them tough to carry they are still wonderful curiosities to own.

The sword cane or stick as it was first known was a popular fashion accessory for the wealthy during the 18th and 19th centuries. They varied in size of blade and decoration from short stabbing blades to rapier size swords. However during this period, it was becoming unacceptable in social settings to openly carry a sword, even though there were still aristocrats routinely trained in the gentlemanly art of swordsmanship and dueling who wished to go armed for self-defense. Rarer were swords concealed in ladies' walking sticks and parasols, as it was even less socially acceptable for a lady to carry a sword, or gasp, publicly admit that she knew how to use one!

Soon after their introduction, other items found their way into canes and became popular. Instead of a blade, these could hold telescopes, compasses, flasks known as tippling sticks for alcohol and even lock pick sets. There were even some with guns which proved impractical.

Today’s sword canes are elegant, functional and can save your life if need be. There is a confidence that comes from having a good blade at your side and we have many to choose from. From Victorian era London and Jules Verne to modern day designs and materials like high carbon steel and aluminum you’ll find that perfect accent to your historical outfit or daily carry.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword

I was undecided between this sword and another but when I saw that Windlass was now offering the M1840 NCO sword with a leather sheath that did it.  I do not like steel scabbards.  It appears that I made a good decision as it handles well being fast and nimble.  My biggest issue is in the manner in which Windlass chose to add the nomenclature to the ricasso.  I had fully expected it to be stamped but instead it is printed on.  Nicely done but printed, I can feel the raised lettering and no doubt in time will wear off, if I don’t accidently use something that will dissolve it first.  For a complete review see my review on SBG https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/56791/windlass-new-m1840-sword-5000836?page=1
Reviewed by: Paul, March 14, 2019

Review of: American Revolution Saber

Very nice reproduction American Revolutionary War cavalry sabre. Perfect for a mounted officer or dragoon. A very solid piece at a good price.
Reviewed by: Kyle, March 08, 2019

Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword

I was debating whether to buy the #500350 M1840 NCO Sword or one from another company.  When I saw that Windlass had put new clothes on their old #500350, namely a leather sheath, and called it #500836 and briefly offered it at a 15% discount I jumped at it.  The leather sheath was the selling point.  Well, that and the statistics, principally the weight and balance point also helped.  The sword is nimble, fast, and easily controlled.  The diameter of the grip is a trifle small for my size 8 hand but easily manageable.  A glove gives me a better fit.  It comes without a washer but I made one from an old leather slingshot pouch without difficulty.  The blade is a thrusting blade but after putting a convex razor sharp edge on it, it cuts the traditional soft targets well.  The nomenclature on the ricasso was disappointing as it is printed on the surface where it is subject to wearing off or possibly affected by certain solvents.  I was expecting it to be stamped into the metal.  The grip arrived with a visible parting seam and a bit of flash.  I took care of all with a couple of needle files.  It’s a 5 starrer in my book.
Reviewed by: Paul, March 02, 2019

Review of: Heavy Cavalry Saber

As a fencer, reenactor, drill team member (saber), and free-form sword fighter, I dreamed of the perfect weapon.  When I received "Old Wrist Breaker", I put it on my sword belt, took it into the driveway, took it through the military manual of arms, then proceeded into a combat exercise, ending with shouldering arms.  It felt NATURAL!  Light and well-balanced, I saw no reason for it to have earned its nickname.  My only regret is that I had not paid extra to have it factory sharpened.
Reviewed by: David, February 13, 2019

Review of: Heavy Cavalry Saber

As a fencer (sabre), reenactor, and military drill team member (sabre), I longed for a nicely-balanced blade that I could feel comfortable with in formal attire or in a fight for survival.  I never much cared for the modern military swords, but when I received "Old Wrist Breaker", I took it out into the driveway on my sword belt, unsheathed it, then took it through the manual of arms, followed by a few combat moves, then back up to shoulder-arms.  WHAT A THRILL!  My only regret is that I failed to pay the extra money to have it professionally sharpened at the factory.
Reviewed by: David, February 13, 2019

Review of: Russian Kindjal

Excellent quality.
Reviewed by: Patrick, February 11, 2019

Review of: US Army Officer's Saber

The US Army Saber is very nice and the inscribing looked amazing. For my sons graduation from School
Reviewed by: ANDREW, February 10, 2019

Review of: Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

I picked this sword up a while back for use in reenactments.  It balances just like an original and the blade etching is high quality!  The scabbard bluing is very durable and survived a summer of heavy use and abuse in the field.  I would recommend this piece to anyone looking for a good quality sword that will survive use and abuse in the field.
Reviewed by: Derek, February 09, 2019

Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword

I couldn't be more pleased with this high quality reproduction of a classic sword.  It's exactly what I needed for living history/reenacting.  I am currently active duty military and have since purchased several more and had them engraved for senior NCO retirement gifts.  
if you're looking for a great blade at a great value, look no further.
Reviewed by: Derek, February 09, 2019

Review of: US Navy Officer's Saber

Somewhere in my travels, I lost my Navy Officer's sword. This is an excellent replacement, and a nice memento.
Reviewed by: Jack, January 28, 2019