Battle Ready Swords
Fully tempered, wonderfully designed, high-carbon steel, battle-ready swords that can take a lickin', then take another lickin',then take another lickin', then cut through water-filled milk jugs, then take another lickin'.
European Archer's Short Sword
Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger
Crusader Knight's Medieval Arming Sword with Christian Cross on the Pommel
Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword
Dominus - Knight Crusader Arming Sword
Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier
Gensteel Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath
Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius
The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip
Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard
Spartan-Style Greek Sword with Leather Belt and Scabbard
Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances
Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword
Osprey; Viking Raider Battle Sword
Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade
Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard
Warspike Knight's Hand-and-a-Half(Bastard) Sword
Aethernis Premium Swept-bladed Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath
Dundarei- Premium Swept Blade Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath
Laeonis - Premium Broad-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath
Lorei - Premium Curve-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath
Mordes Dyadian Premium Sword and Dagger Matched Pair with Carved Wooden Sheath
Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath
Sindarian Premium Command Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath
Premium Kalis Kris Blade with Carved Wooden Sheath
Holy Land Sword with Leather Scabbard
Roman Gladius with Contoured Blade and Brass Pommel
Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber
Medieval Knight Protector's Stage Combat Sword
Stage Combat Sabre or Rapier
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)
The short sword was the utilitarian sword of history. Longer and sturdier than a knife, but much easier to weild than a broadsword or battle sword. It is difficult to determine when the short sword made the transition from knife to sword, but the most well known ancient short sword is the Spanish gladius, which was used by roman legionnaires and gladiators alike. In fact, the term gladiator actually comes from gladius.
Early short swords were often carried by spearmen in armies. These warriors would use their spears to keep their enemies at bay, but when the enemy closed to melee range, the spearmen/archers would drop their primary weapon and switch to the short sword, which was surprisingly effective in close combat.
Short swords evolved in europe into smaller versions of arming and battle swords. Longbowmen carried them as their primary melee choice, although if the archers were involved in hand-to-hand fighting, it was usually a sign that your army was in trouble.
Short swords were often elegant and compact enough to be worn by nobles and warriors alike, even outside of combat.
Inspired by Model SBA-ARCHERSWORD