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Swords, Armor, LARP and Other Cool Stuff

Strongblade Introduces Engraving Sleeves
Engraving Sleeves
Strongblade is already the leader in custom sword engraving. But today, we make an evolutionary leap forward in sword design. We are proud to present our budding Sleeve-Thingee-Engraving Program (we're still working on the name). Think of it as a sleeve-tattoo for your blade. We currently have a handful of designs to choose from and more coming soon! Sleeves can be added to any custom engraving, through our online utility, and cost $15-$20. Click here for more information!

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

  • June 2017: Strongblade announces the release of engraving sleeves. The biggest advancement in sword engraving since....well since ever!
  • April 2017: Stronblade launches its engraving gallery which showcases our engraving capability.
  • February 2017: We have doubled down on our jewelery offering with many more models an varieties in stock for fast delivery.
  • October 2016: We have opened up our Ye Old Bargins section of the website were we featureing price reduced items. These include scratch and dent, close outs and items put on sale.
  • June 2016: Have you ever wondered what weapon you would chose if there was a Zombie Apocalypse? Our award winning author Roberto Calas has created a four part article which examines the advantages and disadvantages of different weapon classes. Read The Zombie Survival Manual - Part One in the Strongblade Sword Lore collection.

Featured Products

$26

Ferocious Dragon Tealight Holder

Ferocious Dragon Tealight Holder

$59

LARP Orc Sword

LARP Orc Sword

$21

Dragoncrest Candle Lantern

Dragoncrest Candle Lantern

$104

Old West Holster

Old West Holster

$74

Imperial Tankard

Imperial Tankard

$61

Medieval Pewter Tankard 1 Pint

Medieval Pewter Tankard 1 Pint


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