swords

Swords

All Swords All Swords
Browse our full selection of swords.
Battle Ready Swords Battle Ready Swords
Full tang and tempered these swords are the real deal
Big Swords Big Swords
Longswords, broadswords and two handed war swords. These are the biggest swords that we offer.
Fantasy Swords Fantasy Swords
These are not historical replicas but they are still pretty cool.
Hand-and-Half Hand-and-Half
These swords are used with one or two hands. Longer than a typical battle
Katanas and Asian Swords Katanas and Asian Swords
Katanas, samurai swords and other Asian swords.
LARP LARP
Foam swords used for Live Action Role Play(LARP) or for just having fun.
Lightsabers Lightsabers
An elegant weapon from a more civilized time.
Medieval and European Medieval and European
These are the classical swords of medieval Europe.
Military Swords Military Swords
Military replica swords including Civil War era swords.
Pirate Swords Pirate Swords
Pirate swords, cutlasses and other curved swords.
Rapiers Rapiers
The most sleek and civilized of all swords.
Roman & Greek Swords Roman & Greek Swords
Whether you're standing shoulder to shoulder on the beaches of Troy or facing down a Thracian gladiator in Rome, these are the weapons you would have used.
Scimitars Scimitars
All of our curved swords including scimitars, falchions and sabers.
Scottish & Irish Swords Scottish & Irish Swords
Gaelic swords including Scottish and Irish.
Short Swords Short Swords
Short swords were especially effective for in close fighting.
Viking Swords Viking Swords
Save us from the fury of the Northmen.

The Tempars and Their Swords

Want to learn more about the Templars and their swords? Check out The Templars of Doom article from our blog The Strongblade Edge. Below is an excerpt from that article.

The Templars started out as a Christian security force in the Holy Lands. Think of the Blackwater private security firm that provided protection (and, at times, chaos) in the Middle East recently, but add religious zeal, ZZ Top beards, and a blessing from the Pope, and you’re on the right track. The Order of the Templar Knights started in France, around the time of the First Crusade. A man named Hugh de Payns, who some say was from France (and some say was from Italy), and a French knight named Godfrey de Buillon, started the order to protect pilgrims journeying to and from the Holy Lands during the First Crusade. And it wasn’t long before their soldiers became the special-ops forces of the Crusdades.

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At Strongblade, we sell swords that are made for us, as well as swords made by other manufacturers. Our swords (most of them start with the prefix SBA-) are all manufactured to our specifications. They are hand forged and crafted almost entirely as swords have been for thousands of years. In addition to our swords, we are dealers for most major, reliable, sword dealers out there (so if you don't see something on our site, chances are we can get it for you anyway). Unlike many other sword vendors, we are very careful about what swords we put on the site. Every sword that we put on our site is guaranteed to meet quality benchmarks that we set. We're not saying every sword we sell is equal, but every sword we sell will be of excellent quality for its price.


In this world of robots that make cars, pianos that play themselves and droids that vacuum your house, it's heartwarming to see a product that is actually made by human hands. Our handcrafted swords are made by humans, for humans (although if you wanted to give one as a gift to your robot, we wouldn't hold it against you). Our humans hammer the steel as it has been done for thousands of years. They heat and quench the blades just like blacksmiths of old. Because of this, each sword (or item) will vary slightly from the next. There will be small discrepancies in each, discrepancies that would be called minor blemishes had they been made by a machine but are instead marks of authenticity in hand-crafted items.


Strongblade sells both tempered and non-tempered swords. Both type of swords serve a purpose. Non-tempered swords are good for costume or very light sparring. Tempered are considered "Battle-Ready" by many people, meaning you can sharpen them to a very fine edge and do some light cutting with it (or leave it dull and do some light, low-speed sparring with them, assuming you are fully armored, are wearing eye protection, and have been trained by a professional to do this).

Non-tempered high carbon steel is not likely to break or shatter but it will bend if enough contact is made (not that this is a huge problem, but youll spend a lot of time straightening your sword, much like a competitive fencer does with his or her foil. And unlike a foil, a thick sword will weaken very quickly after continuous bending and will probably break down the road). Also if you are looking to put an edge on your sword, high carbon steel in its native state will not hold a fine edge. High carbon steel tends to be relatively soft which makes it difficult to sharpen.

Tempering is the solution to both of the above problems (easily bent and hard to sharpen, for those of you who cant keep up). Tempering is part of a heat treatment process. The first part of the process involves heating and quenching. The blade is heated to an extremely high temperature, so high that the blade will glow red. It is then cooled quickly by quenching (dipping) into an oil or water bath. This quenching process alters the metallic structure of the blade making it extremely hard. Unfortunately along with the added hardness, the blade also becomes very brittle. The hardened metal can hold a very fine edge but because of its brittleness it can also break very easily.

In order to put ductility (which, to my surprise, means flexibility and has nothing to do with ducks) back into the metal, the blade must be tempered. In the tempering process the blade is again heated and cooled but this heating and cooling process is much more gradual than before. The full heat/cool cycle can last several hours. The tempering temperature is also much lower than the temperature used during the quenching process. When the process is complete the blade is flexible enough to withstand impact without breaking, but hard enough to hold a sharpened edge.
Anakin Skywalker's Lightsaber
Claymore Swords
Curved Swords
Darth Maul's Lightsaber
Darth Vader's Lightsaber
Flintlock Pistols
Great Swords
Japanese Swords
Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
Maces and Warhammers
Mace Windu's Lightsaber
Medieval Arming Swords
The Metallurgy of Swords
Obi Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber
Pirates
Rapiers
Roman Gladius
Scottish Swords
Spartan Swords and Armor
Sword Buyer's Guide, Part 1
Sword Buyer's Guide, Part 2
Templars of Doom
Viking Swords