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Swords, Armor, LARP - Personalization is our Specialty

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

Proclamations

  • 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.
  • 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.

Featured Products

$9

Elven Ears, Costume Latex

Elven Ears, Costume Latex

$93

Steel Aikuchi-style Katana with Disguised Knife

Steel Aikuchi-style Katana with Disguised Knife

$38

Pewter Lined Tankard with Satin Inside 1 Pint

Pewter Lined Tankard with Satin Inside 1 Pint

$71

 Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass with Wooden Grip

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass with Wooden Grip

$94

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

$79

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword


Brigantine Pirate Sword, Wood Grip

The Brigantine was a powerful type of ship that was highly sought after by pirates. It was a roughly 150 ton ship, capable of carrying from 10-12 guns and a crew of up to 100 men. These ships were for big-boy pirates who didn't have to hide or run from their enemies. Sometimes called "skirmish ships," the Brigantines were made for combat, and it was a brave or powerful pirate who commanded one. Brigantines were also occasionally used by the Royal Navy to hunt down pirates, but for the most part, pirate hunting ships usually were a little larger still. Regardless, the larger Brigantines could gobble up the more common sloops like hor doeuvres (mental note: never use the word hor doeuvres in writing again. Pain in the butt getting the spelling and just doesn't look right). Although the sloops were a bit faster and occasionally carried more guns, the Brigantines could take much more punishment and could hold more men.

The average pirate ship, a sloop, was a one-masted ship that could carry about 50-75 men and as many as (but rarely) 14 guns. Some sloops were larger than that, but in almost all versions, a Brigantine was a more favorable ship. In the pecking order of ships, Brigantine's were above Sloops and Barqs, but below the mighty Frigates. Few pirates captained Brigantines. Even fewer ever captained Frigates. Blackbeard had one (the Queen Anne's Revenge), but few others had the means to take and keep a warship.

The Brigantines carried two sails, but used a combination of square sails and "fore-and-aft" sales to give it versatility on the sea (which means that it could both outrun you AND outgun you). Of course, shipping vernacular changed and morphed throughout history, and the exact specifics of the Brigantine mutated with it, but all seem to agree that brigantines had two masts and were larger ships than Sloops.

See Strongblade's Brigantine Pirate Sword, Wood Grip

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