Toll Free Phone: 1-866-779-6737 Your Shopping Cart

Swords, Armor, LARP and Other Cool Stuff

Free Engraved Heart
Valentine's Day Special
This Valentine's Day, show someone that your love is strong as steel! Type "Free Heart!" in the ENGRAVING COMMENTS when ordering a custom engraved item and get a FREE HEART added to your engraving! (We'll put the heart by the hilt on swords and daggers, unless you specify otherwise).

Swords

Sword
Above all Strongblade is a sword manufacturer and supplier.

Engravables

Engraveable swords and tankards
Swords and tankards that can be custom engraved.

LARP and Foam

LARP
Swords, axes, spears, armor and more for Live Action Role Play.

Tankards

Tankards Mugs
Tankards, goblets, mugs and steins.

Armor(Armour)

Armor
Helmets, chainmail, bracers and greaves.

Strangeblade

fantasy gifts
Unicorns, dragons, fairies and other fantasy gifts.

Flintlocks

Flintlock Replicas
Flintlock, blunderbuss and pistol replicas.

Costumes

costumes
Masks, elf ears, medieval clothing and other costumes.

Jewelry

jewelry
Pendants, bracelets, rings, lockets and more.

Ye Old Bargins

Sale and Closeout Items
Sale, Closeout and Scratch and Dent Items

Engraving Gallery

Engraving Gallery
Some of Our Impressive Engravings

Proclamations

  • December 2017: Lots of new inventory of our most popular products have just arrived in time for the holiday season.
  • November 2017: LLove dragons? Get your Drag-on! Check out our dragon bookends with custom engraved plate options.
  • October 2017: Upgraded our website search enging with enhanced filtering to help you find the exact product you are looking for.
  • September 2017: What could be cooler than a custom engraved Force FX Lightsabers. Now they are available from Strongblade.
  • August 2017: We have had several customers ask us if we can engrave our axes so we are now offering two axes which can be engraved through our online engraving utility. They are the Double Bladed Battle Axe and the Single Bladed Battle Axe.
  • July 2017: We have expanded our Quicksilver Series of Affordable/Engravable Daggers to include several new swords. Sometimes bigger is better.
  • June 2017: Strongblade announces the release of engraving sleeves. The biggest advancement in sword engraving since....well since ever!

Featured Products

$104

Donnybrook Pirate Rifle

Donnybrook Pirate Rifle

$88

LARP Pulverizer War Hammer

LARP Pulverizer War Hammer

$63

Roman Pilum

Roman Pilum

$112

LARP Assasin Sword

LARP Assasin Sword

$110

Stage Combat Sabre or Rapier

Stage Combat Sabre or Rapier

$69

Brigantine Pirate Sword, Wood Grip

Brigantine Pirate Sword, Wood Grip


Viking Raider Sword

The Vikings had every advantage that one could think of in combat. Their ships were some of the fastest on the oceans. Their swords were some of the finest in the world, and their culture provided the perfect background for fine warriors. It's no wonder that they conquered so much of the known world (and that so many American football teams are names after them).

The Vikings were fierce fighters and could survive against very strong opposition, as they proved time and again throughout history. But with their fast longships, the Vikings didn't have to face strong opposition. They could reach coastal villages and get out again long before the villagers had time to call for assistance from surrounding lands. This was the ideal method for Vikings: strike quickly, take what you could, then leave again before organized resistance could form. It was only when the Vikings started making permanent outposts in England that they were defeated, and it wasn't through military defeats either. The Vikings, settled and defensible, no longer were raiders and conquerors, they became a part of England, assimilated into the population. To wax poetic for a moment, the Vikings were assimilated into the country as a sunken ship is assimilated by coral in a coral reef, becoming itself an important part of the reef. All right, so it ain't Shakespeare; The Vikings weren't into the whole flowery poet stuff anyway (you ever read Beowulf? Not exactly Lord Byron type stuff).



Swords from the Viking lands (including Northern Germany) have a long and distinguished history through the middle ages, and still have some prescience there today. The city of Solingen was the Toledo or Damascus of Northern Europe; swords that came from Solingen, particularly from the family of swordmakers known as Ulfberht, were revered, and many counterfeit sword makers stamped the word "Ulfberht" on their blades to give them more value (often misspelling the name). In fact, the early Viking swords are often said to have been the predecessors to the knightly broadswords/arming swords of the middle ages.

Many Viking blades have similar features, which makes them fairly easily to identify: A distinctive three-lobed "wave" pommel, long straight double-edges, wide fuller (groove that runs down the blade), and a short grip. Viking swords usually were a little shorter than the arming swords carried by knights later on in history (possibly because the Vikings were always on the move and often raided from ships; it's difficult to make lightning fast raids with large, cumbersome swords). Like knightly swords, though, Viking swords often bore engravings upon the blades, usually featuring important or sacred phrases and pictographs.

See Strongblade's Viking Raider Sword