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Battle Ready Swords

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'.
SBA-ARCHERSWORD

European Archer's Short Sword

$74

Model
SBA-ARCHERSWORD

In Stock

SBA-COUSTILLEDAGGER

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

$54

Model
SBA-COUSTILLEDAGGER

In Stock

SBA-CRUSADER

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

$89

Model
SBA-CRUSADER

In Stock

SBA-DEATHBRINGER

Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword

$93

Model
SBA-DEATHBRINGER

In Stock

SBA-DOMINUSCRUSADER

Dominus - Knight Crusader Arming Sword

$89

Model
SBA-DOMINUSCRUSADER

In Stock

SBA-DREADWINDRAPIER

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

$94

Model
SBA-DREADWINDRAPIER

In Stock

SBA-GENSTEELSWORD

Gensteel Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath

$91

Model
SBA-GENSTEELSWORD

In Stock

SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$89

Model
SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

In Stock

SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip

$77

Model
SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

In Stock

SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$88

Model
SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

In Stock

SBA-GREEKSWORD

Spartan-Style Greek Sword with Leather Belt and Scabbard

$105

Model
SBA-GREEKSWORD

In Stock

SBA-JAEGER-F

Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances

$92

Model
SBA-JAEGER-F

In Stock

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword

$79

Model
SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR

In Stock

SBA-OSPREYVIKING

Osprey; Viking Raider Battle Sword

$77

Model
SBA-OSPREYVIKING

In Stock

SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade

$68

Model
SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

In Stock

SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

$80

Model
SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

In Stock

SBA-WARSPIKE

Warspike Knight's Hand-and-a-Half(Bastard) Sword

$86

Model
SBA-WARSPIKE

In Stock

SBCB-AETHERNIS

Aethernis Premium Swept-bladed Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

Model
SBCB-AETHERNIS

In Stock

SBCB-DUNDAREI

Dundarei- Premium Swept Blade Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

Model
SBCB-DUNDAREI

In Stock

SBCB-LAEONIS

Laeonis - Premium Broad-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

Model
SBCB-LAEONIS

In Stock

SBCB-LOREI

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

$315

Model
SBCB-LOREI

In Stock

SBCB-MORDES

Mordes Dyadian Premium Sword and Dagger Matched Pair with Carved Wooden Sheath

$400

Model
SBCB-MORDES

In Stock

SBCB-MOULNER

Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

Model
SBCB-MOULNER

In Stock

SBCB-SINDARIAN

Sindarian Premium Command Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$328

Model
SBCB-SINDARIAN

In Stock

SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

Premium Kalis Kris Blade with Carved Wooden Sheath

$333

Model
SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

In Stock

SBDK-HOLYLAND

Holy Land Sword with Leather Scabbard

$104

Model
SBDK-HOLYLAND

In Stock

SBDK-ROMANSWORD

Roman Gladius with Contoured Blade and Brass Pommel

$135

Model
SBDK-ROMANSWORD

In Stock

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber

$175

Model
SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

In Stock

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR-F

Medieval Knight Protector's Stage Combat Sword

$79

Model
SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR-F

Out of Stock

SBC-SWD-STAGESABRE

Stage Combat Sabre or Rapier

$110

Model
SBC-SWD-STAGESABRE

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

Short Sword

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

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