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I just wanted to send a big thank you for ensuring that my wedding gift to my husband arrived in time for our wedding. it was used in the ceremony & is in a lot of our photos.
I was very impressed how fast you shipped the Hoplite Phalanx Blade and will be buying from you in the future.

It was also a nice gesture sending a special gift with the package, it proves that there are still decent people out there.

Thank you so much again......my husband is a very happy man.
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Swords, Armor, LARP - Personalization is our Specialty

Gemstones in your sword
Engrave your Saber
Strongblade is a leader in providing personalized swords and daggers with our amazing custom engravings. We are now offering even another level of personalization for our popular Coustille Dagger/Shortsword. Add a gorgeous colored gemstone to the pommel of the sword and make it an even more stunning piece. We offer a large variety of stones. You can choose your birthstone, or a pick a color to match that special outfit or just decorate the pommel with your favorite stone to make this a completely personalized item matched to you and your tastes.

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

  • April 2019: Now you can add an extra level of personalization to your sword. We have introduced a new option for a gemstone of your choice to be inserted into the pommel of our poplular Coustille shortsword. Choose from a dozen different gemstones. Pick your birthstone, a color to match that special outfit or just make it uniqely yours with your favorite color.
  • November 2018: At Strongblade we believe there is nothing better than an engraved blade except for maybe an engraved shield. We have just added our steel bucklers to the list of products which we can engrave. These make great gifts or keepsakes.
  • October 2018: We have been engraving military insginia and logos as custom requests for years but we have just added all of the U.S. Armed Forces Military instignia to our engraving artwork library. Now you can create a design featuring the logo of any of the Armed Forces branches with our online app.
  • August 2018:Celebrate your ancestry with an engraved flag from the country of your ethnic background. We have just added over 100 flags from different countries around the world. Engrave a sword, dagger or tankard now with a symbol of your ethnic origin.
  • June 2018: We have been working on this a while but we are proud to announce the addition of clip art images to our engaving web app. Now you can add art from our library of over 1,000 images. Create your artwork in steel. It's easy and fun.

Featured Products

$59

Non-commissioned Officer's(NCO) Sword  - Civil War  Replica

Non-commissioned Officer's(NCO) Sword - Civil War Replica

$16

Pewter or Bronze Fleur de Lis Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers, and Pistols

Pewter or Bronze Fleur de Lis Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers, and Pistols

$71

 Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

$80

Goth Dream Arming Sword with scabbard

Goth Dream Arming Sword with scabbard

$29

Decorative Masonic Short Sword with Blue or Red Velvet Grip

Decorative Masonic Short Sword with Blue or Red Velvet Grip

$19

Medieval Knight Dagger with Polished Stainless Steel Blade

Medieval Knight Dagger with Polished Stainless Steel Blade


Caladbolg, Irish Two Hander

There are several popular heroes in Irish legend. Next to Cu'Chullain, the next most popular hero is probably Fergus mac Róich, who is probably the same person as Fergus mac Lóti, who has absolutely no relationship to Dylan Fergus, the obscure young actor who played "Band Guy #1" in the equally obscure television series "What I Like About You"

Although Fergus mac Róich and Fergus mac Lóti are spoken of as two different heroes, most scholars now seem to agree that the two are actually one hero with two different names. As mac Lóti, Fergus had his face beaten in when he encountered a sea dragon named Sinach. He wasn't aware of the hideous damage that Sinach reaped on his face at first, and the people of his village did all they could to hide it from him. They hid all of the mirrors in town and pretended that nothing was wrong (when Fergus said, "My face feels funny," to his friend Clandahl, his friend is quoted as replying "Hey, how bout we go hiking this afternoon?"). Fergus eventually learned about his disfigurement, and, in a fit of rage, made his way back to Sinach and, after an epic battle, slew the sea dragon with his mighty sword Caladbolg.

As mac Róich, Fergus was a king of Ulster who was betrayed by a princess and lost his kingship to a 7-year-old. Not the stuff ordinary hero tales are made of. On the bright side though (and I am absolutely not kidding when I say this) mac Róich's claim to fame was his mighty sword Caladbolg, which could shear the tops off of hills, and his enormous ... uh ... well... his enormous OTHER sword. That's right. mac Róich was known for his rather large phallus. And you'd better have a large phallus when you marry a deer goddess, as Fergus did. "Hung like a deer god," was the common description of Fergus. Fergus also had a notable role in The Great Cattle Raid of Cooley, a Trojan-war type of conflict fought over a large brown bull. And again, I made none of that up. Please look it up if you don't believe me. I probably wouldn't believe it either is I hadn't read the Cycle of Ulster myself.

Battle Swords

When Strongblade refers to a "Battle Sword", we are referring to most European medieval swords with blades longer than 38inches or so. These swords can be sub-categorized into hand-and-a-half swords/bastard swords and two handed swords. Swords of this nature would have been a Knightós primary sword on the battle field because of their strength, reach, and armor-splitting weight.

These swords were intended to smash and slice through thick armor, so had to be quite heavy and sharp. While the point of the sword could be used to pierce (and the final killing blow with these swords often was a thrust), this was primarily a slashing sword.

Many of these swords feature a riccatta ó a dull section of the blade just below the hilt. The swordsman could place a hand on this riccatta allowing him to grip the blade a little higher, which gave the swordsman more leverage for the swing (a bit like choking up on a modern baseball bat). This was especially useful for in-fighting (fighting at close quarters), or for more precise thrusts. One of the more popular techniques with these swords was to use both hands to thrust the blade into an opponentós visor, or into gaps in their armor.

See Strongblade's Caladbolg, Irish Two Hander

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