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Medieval Jewelry
Medieval Jewelry
People in the Middle Ages had a strange sense of fashion. Flowers and hearts, right next to skulls and demons. Um. I guess things don’t change very much. But one thing medieval jewelry has that we don’t is that historical awesomness that says, “I’ve lived through plague, punk.” Have a look at our selection of jaw dropping (sometimes literally) medieval jewelry. And hurry, because we’re do for another plague.

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

  • 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.
  • August 2017: We have had several customers ask us if we can engrave our axes so we are now offering two axes which can be engraved through our online engraving utility. They are the Double Bladed Battle Axe and the Single Bladed Battle Axe.

Featured Products

$7

Sheriff Badges

Sheriff Badges

$94

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

$41

Kukri Fighting Dagger or Knife

Kukri Fighting Dagger or Knife

$19

Medieval Dagger- Elven-Style Dagger

Medieval Dagger- Elven-Style Dagger

$55

Model 1850 Army Foot Officers' Sword -Military  Reproduction with Steel Sheath

Model 1850 Army Foot Officers' Sword -Military Reproduction with Steel Sheath

$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


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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