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I wanted to write and say how astounded I was by the quality of the swords I ordered, and how amazing the engraving looked. An absolutely stunning job, and I couldn't be happier. Your craftsmanship exceeded my expectations, and my brothers are going to be stoked. You guys *rock*, and I'll definitely order from you again! :D

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Swords, Armor, LARP - Custom Engraveds Swords, Daggers and More

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We are happy to introduce our new family of miniature Medieval and Roman helmets. Standing between 6 and 8 inches high, these helmets make great decorations for a desk, mantle, book shelf or anywhere else you want to show your love of the warrior spirit. All helmets include a wooden stand and are available with an optional personalized engraving. See the whole family here.

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 2019:We are excited to introduce our new family of miniature Medieval and Roman helmets. Standing between 6 and 8 inches high, these helmets make great decorations for a desk, mantle, book shelf or anywhere else you want to show your love of the warrior spirit. All helmets include a wooden stand and are available with an optional personalized engraving. See the whole family here.
  • 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.

Featured Products

$72

Heeley Heavy Gauge Pewter Tankard 1 Pint

Heeley Heavy Gauge Pewter Tankard 1 Pint

$80

Roman Gladius  Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

$19

Medieval Knight Dagger with Polished Stainless Steel Blade

Medieval Knight Dagger with Polished Stainless Steel Blade

$33

Miniature Roman Helmet with Gallic Design

Miniature Roman Helmet with Gallic Design

$86

Battle Of Crecy's Hand and a Half Sword

Battle Of Crecy's Hand and a Half Sword

$7

Arming Cap to Be Worn Under Helmet or Coif

Arming Cap to Be Worn Under Helmet or Coif


Twisted Hilt Claymore

Although the legendary Scottish commander portrayed by Mel Gibson in the 1995 movie, Braveheart is often described as using a Claymore, his sword was quite different from what we generally call a Claymore today. The claymore, especially this more advanced twisted-hilt claymore, was a very common weapon for Scottish warriors to wield, though, so there is very little doubt that Wallace at one time or another would have a claymore (although he would most certainly have used the early claymore, not the twisted hilt variety.

Despite this, the claymore was an awesome weapon on the battlefield. The amazing reach (as much as 60 inches of overall length for standard claymores)made it extremely difficult for opponents to close with the wielder. The long ricasso allowed the bearer to switch to a more close-quarters style of combat if an opponent made it inside his distance.

The claymore (or more accurately, "Claidheamh-mor" in Gaelic) was first reportedly used in the 13th century, and was used as recently as the 18th century. The twisted hilt claymore was the most recent of the claymores (c. 1500) and features the downward-angled crosses that end in small honeycomb patterns. The twisted wooden hilt was a better way to grip the sword (and the fact that it looks so damn cool probably had something to do with its broad acceptance among highlanders). Legend has it that a claymore was hurled into the field of battle, toward an opposing army before combat, to signify that the Scottish troops were ready to fight. No real evidence of this, but its cool and fits the highlander idiom, so we thought we had pass it along.

See Strongblade's Twisted Hilt Claymore

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