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I could not be more pleased with my purchase, and the entire experience of creating this custom sword. From the moment I first contacted Roger, responses were fast, and he worked with me to create exactly what I wanted, not stopping until it was perfect. They made suggestions and even took my original ideas and made them better. Best of all, they caught a few mistakes and things I was originally compromising on due to character limits on the website, researching the verse I wanted on their own and making sure the entire, correct verse was the final one used, also catching my silly spelling errors. The sword is in marvelous shape, good weight and balance, and better than described. The family coat of arms and scripture verse I asked for turned out so well, I cried when I opened it, as did my significant other whom I purchased the sword for. I am immensely pleased with my purchase, and cannot wait to order more pieces for myself, all 4 of our children, and the rest of the family. Thank you, thank you!!

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Swords- Custom Engraveds Swords, Daggers and More

American Soccer Custom Engraving
Strongblade's Engraving Gallery
What's the difference between a sword and your sword? The answer is you, silly! Immortalize your thoughts by etching them onto a steel canvas. Add graphics if you like! Make it truly yours. Strongblade has a wealth of beautiful canvases to choose from--swords, tankards, flasks, daggers and more! Click here to see our engraving gallery which showcases a few of our spectacular engravings we have done for customers.

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

Featured Products

$15

Angled Leather Sword Frog for Left or Right Draw

Angled Leather Sword Frog for Left or Right Draw

$54

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

$21

Hero Battle Arm Bracers

Hero Battle Arm Bracers

$51

U.S. Calvary Sword Replica

U.S. Calvary Sword Replica

$99

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$27

Bearded Axe with Hardwood Handle

Bearded Axe with Hardwood Handle


Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol

The Medici Family The Medicis of Florence were leaders in almost every asspect of Italian History. They advanced economics, were frequent patrons of the arts, had several Popes come from their ranks, and nurtured the growing Rennaisance period in Italy. Financially, they pioneered the ledgering system that accountants would use to this very day. In the arts, they gave assisted hundreds of fledgling artists, including Da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. In the Catholic Church there were three Medici Popes: Pope Leo X, Pope Clement VII, and Pope Leo XI. The family was one of the wealthiest in Europe and, consequentially, became one of the most powerful.

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 Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol

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