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A few months back my father bought me a Crusaders Arming Sword that was tempered. It came to me well packaged, and on the time it was expected. I am very pleased with the arming sword, and wanted to tell all of you a great thanks for all the time and concern you have put in taking care of it. This is a wonderful peace of work you have created, and you should be pleased in what you provide for your customers. I thank you very much because this is something that has touched my heart from my father, and will be cherished for the rest of my life. You helped make this happen. I hope your business thrives, and you will put the expected smile on each and every customer you have. In the business I work we have to juggle between quality and quantity. Without the quality the quantity will not come.

Thanks once again and have a wonderful day. Keep up the great work!!

William S. ?>

Swords, Armor, LARP - Personalization is our Specialty

Navy Logo on a Tankarkd
Anchors Aweigh!
This pewter tankard engraved with the logo for the U.S. Navy makes a stunning showpiece. We also have the artwork for all of the other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces plus over 1,000 other images. Design your own showpiece today!

View our Enravable Tankard, Mugs and Goblets.

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

  • 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.
  • December 2017: Lots of new inventory of our most popular products have just arrived in time for the holiday season.
  • November 2017: Love dragons? Get your Drag-on! Check out our dragon bookends with custom engraved plate options.
  • October 2017: Upgraded our website search engine 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.

Featured Products

$77

Medieval European Falchion

Medieval European Falchion

$76

Gilded Templar Sword with Knight's Templar Sigil and Scabbard

Gilded Templar Sword with Knight's Templar Sigil and Scabbard

$71

 Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

$41

Kukri Fighting Dagger or Knife

Kukri Fighting Dagger or Knife

$15

Angled Leather Sword Frog for Left or Right Draw

Angled Leather Sword Frog for Left or Right Draw

$38

Pewter Lined Tankard with Satin Inside 1 Pint

Pewter Lined Tankard with Satin Inside 1 Pint


Pirate Flintlock Pistol

Flintlocks
The flintlock pistol was the greatest advance in pirating since the wooden leg. Developed in the 1600s, these pistols revolutionized ship-to-ship combat (and on-land raiding). The concept was fairly simple: gunpowder was stuffed into the barrel. A lead ball, usually wrapped in some sort of fabric, was stuffed in. A metal rod (normally embedded in the bottom of the gun's barrel) was removed and used to jam the ball and powder as far back as possible, and as close as possible. A hammer (sometimes called a cock [insert giggles here]) was then pulled back half-way and left that way until the gun was ready to fire. The pistol technically was not meant to fire in this position, although sometimes they were known to go off half-cocked (and yes, that is the origin of that expression). When the gun was ready to be fired, the hammer (or cock, hehehehe) was pulled back all the way and the trigger was squeezed. A the top of the hammer, a piece of flint was held in place by a vice. When the trigger was squeezed, the hammer was released and the flint struck a metal plate known as a frizzen. A spark would be created, which would light the powder in the barrel, which in turn would make a satisfying "boom" sound. A by-product of this "boom" was the ejection of the lead ball from the barrel at a high rate of speed. Flintlock owners had to be careful that the barrel was not facing anyone when they created their "boom" sound or injury or death could result.

Moisture or water was one of the greatest threats to flintlock pistols. Wet powder would not light when sparked, so the flintlock owner would neither get the satisfying "boom" nor the lethal projectile flying from their barrel. Instead, this would often mean that they, themselves, would be the target of an opponent's satisfying boom and resultant projectile. That, or a sword through the esophagus.

See Strongblade's Pirate Flintlock Pistol

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