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I just want to write that I've received the sword. It is a beautiful piece of work and I want to thank you for it. Not only is the craftsmanship topnotch, but your communication to ensure the final product is exactly the way I want it is also above and beyond. When I presented the sword to my Best Man, he was speechless and thrilled to have something like this adorn his room. So again, thank you. I look forward to doing further business with your store.

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Swords- Custom Engraveds Swords, Daggers and More

Dragon Bookends
Engrave your Saber
Protect your literature from book-burning mobs! Guard your library with a... a...fire-breathing... dragon. Wait... Okay, these aren't really fire-breathing dragons, they're just incredibly cool dragon-sculpted bookends. Even better, they're *customizable* dragon bookends. That's right, engrave a line of text on one or both of the bookends, and give the gift of burning death power and majesty. So go to the product page and use our online engraving utility to etch immortal words onto your fiery guardian. No... not fiery... glorious. Yes... glorious guardians.
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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

$50

Silverlocke Noble Dagger - Nickel-hilted with sheath

Silverlocke Noble Dagger - Nickel-hilted with sheath

$95

Gilded Templar Sword with Knight's Templar Sigil and Scabbard

Gilded Templar Sword with Knight's Templar Sigil and Scabbard

$82

Crusader Knight's Medieval Arming Sword with Christian Cross on the Pommel

Crusader Knight's Medieval Arming Sword with Christian Cross on the Pommel

$88

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$79

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword

$9

False Elf Ears with Adhesive

False Elf Ears with Adhesive


The Bandit Single Action Revolver

The Single Action Six-Shooter from Colt was one of the most famous revolvers in the history of revolvers. It was not the easiest gun in the world to reload, but at the time, it was probably the most powerful gun around. A favorite among gunslingers, outlaws, marshals and soldiers alike, the gun could make big holes in people and inanimate objects alike. The gun, released by Colt in 1873, was actually so popular that the U.S. Cavalry adopted it as the gun of choice (and a man in Wyoming tried to adopt one in lieu of a son, but the Wyoming Attorney general rules that guns could not be adopted (although they apparently can become your spouse. Ever heard of a shotgun wedding? Okay, so that is not entirely accurate. But then, neither are shotguns). Known as the Single Army Action Revolver after being adopted by the military, this gun has had a long and distinguished history.

Colt, knowing the gun was going to be used by cavalry as well as regular gun owners, put the loading gate and shell ejector on the right side of the gun. This, ostensibly, was to allow a man on horseback to be able to load the gun, using his left hand to hold the gun and reins and his right to load the actual shells into the gun (and using his left foot to scratch his horse behind the ear). The gun was usually not loaded with a full six rounds. One chamber was left empty and lined up with the hammer to keep the gun from accidentally firing a round when it was jolted or dropped.

The gun used a simple technique to fire. You would pull back the hammer to the cocked position (which, in my college days, meant laying back against the couch with mouth half open and an empty bottle of vodka in hand). When the trigger was squeezed, the hammer would lash downwards, striking the expose bullet in one of the chambers of the cylinder. Pulling the trigger creates a single action, the hammer coming down, thus the term single action. Squeezing the trigger on more modern pistols and revolvers causes the hammer to draw back and then snap forward again, making them double-action pistols.

Owners of the these single action six shooters varied, but a common theme among those who could afford it was engraving or other customization. There are tens of thousands of engraved Colt six-shooters in circulation, each customized to their owner's particular preference.

See Strongblade's The Bandit Single Action Revolver

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