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My name is Ryan and I recently purchased a number of engraved swords from your website as groomsmen gifts for my wedding. I normally don't write companies back unless there is a problem with the purchase, but I was so pleased with the quality, price and customer service that I made an exception in this case. The swords were of excellent quality and the engravings were exactly as I had envisioned them. The price for these swords was amazing, considering that they were hand-forged high-carbon steel. It was low enough that I was at first fearful that it may have been a scam, but when they arrived, it was clear that you guys are exactly as advertised. You guys really went the extra mile to ensure that I would be pleased with my purchase, and I can safely say that my choice of companies for future sword purchases will be a no-brainer.

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Swords- Custom Engraveds Swords, Daggers and More

Spartan Sword
Spartan Sword
Spartans lived by the sword and the spear. And little bity codpieces, if certain movies are to be believed. In reality, Spartans weren?t quite as spartan as all that. Greek hoplites were some of the most well armored soldiers in history. But yeah. Swords. This is the finest example of a Spartan sword on the market. Available in tempered or non-tempered. Cod-piece not included.


Above all Strongblade is a sword manufacturer and supplier.


Engraveable swords and tankards
Swords and tankards that can be custom engraved.

LARP and Foam

Swords, axes, spears, armor and more for Live Action Role Play.


Tankards Mugs
Tankards, goblets, mugs and steins.


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fantasy gifts
Unicorns, dragons, fairies and other fantasy gifts.


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Flintlock, blunderbuss and pistol replicas.


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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


Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger


Decorative Templar Knight's Dagger with White Grip

Decorative Templar Knight's Dagger with White Grip


The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip

The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip


Lorei  - Premium Curve-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

Lorei - Premium Curve-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath


 Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass

Brigantine Officer's Naval Cutlass


Universal Leather Sword Frog for Right Handed Draw

Universal Leather Sword Frog for Right Handed Draw

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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