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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-COUSTILLEDAGGER

SBA-COUSTILLEDAGGER

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

$54

In Stock!

This Coustille, the Blackrush, is a beautifully crafted reproduction of these daggers. It features a high-carbon and full-tang blade, a nickel-plated steel guard, and a wheel pommel with a satisfyingly understated sunken hub.

SBA-CRUSADER

SBA-CRUSADER

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

$82

In Stock!

A more recent version of our Dominus Crusader featuring the same the same distinctive cross in the pommel, but this version offers a blade without the fullers providing a wonderfully open area perfect for a personalized engraving.

SBA-DEATHBRINGER

SBA-DEATHBRINGER

Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword

$93

In Stock!

The extremely wide blade and the scalloped brass crossguard which appear to be talons or skeletal fingers help earn the name for this model. Although not a true hand size, it does have a grip wide enough for some hand-and-a-half work.

SBA-DOMINUSCRUSADER

SBA-DOMINUSCRUSADER

Dominus - Knight Crusader Arming Sword

$89

In Stock!

It is a wonderfully crafted arming sword that feels absolutely perfect in your hand. A padded and ridged leather grip gives excellent traction for the hand and a more ergonomic feel.

SBA-DREADWINDRAPIER

SBA-DREADWINDRAPIER

Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier

$94

In Stock!

This one of the finest rapiers that Strongblade sells at this price range. It has a breathtaking, oversized swept hilt, chromed in nickel and swirling like a sandstorm around the hand that wields it.

SBA-GENSTEELSWORD

SBA-GENSTEELSWORD

Gensteel Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath

$91

In Stock!

The Gensteel is a fine example of the paradoxes of war. It is a beautiful thing to behold. Elegant and tapered, with gracefully curling tips on the guards and a sophisticated, spade-shaped pommel.

SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$94

In Stock!

This magnificent gladius features a wasp style blade and a beautifully carved wooden grip. Each segment of the grip is carved deep for a secure hold, and separated with polished brass spacers.

SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip

$77

In Stock!

This gladius is a gorgeous version of the sword that conquered 75 percent of the known world. It's a replica of a standard "Pompeii" style gladius, with a few important modifications. The greatest is the "Crowned" pommel which provides extra grip area.

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR

Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword

$79

In Stock!

This is a gorgeous reproduction of a medieval arming sword. The blade is made from a high-carbon steel. A long, graceful fuller runs almost the entire length of the blade, giving the sword additional strength and lightness.

SBA-NORMAN-TWOHAND

SBA-NORMAN-TWOHAND

Norman Sword with Molded Leather Scabbard with Belt Hangers

$140

In Stock!

The Norman two-handed sword is one of our most beautiful pieces. Boasting an impressive overall size of 45 inches with a blade length of 35 inches it still a comfortable weight and very well balanced.

SBA-OSPREYVIKING

SBA-OSPREYVIKING

Osprey; Viking Raider Battle Sword

$77

In Stock!

The Osprey features a long 32 inch blade and has an amazing swept guard that stretches a good five inches to each side. Nickled and flared at the edges, the guard give the Osprey a regal appearance.

SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade

$68

In Stock!

The Hoplite's blade has an oak-leaf shape, slightly wider toward the point than at the base of the blade. The tho silvered guard is simple and efficient. The pommel is also silvered to a mirror finish.

SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

$84

In Stock!

This gladius is an exceptional piece. The carved bone grip and polished wood guard and pommel are unique features. It is light and accurate with the classic V-tip that is deal for thrusting. A sturdy rhomboid cross section gives this blade outstanding strength.

SBA-WARSPIKE

SBA-WARSPIKE

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

$86

In Stock!

The Warspike combines the length of a long arming sword, the hilt of a small hand-and-a-half, and just a hint of a "tuck" thrusting blade. The excellent balance and light weight make the Warspike an exceptional addition to any collection.

SBCB-DUNDAREI

SBCB-DUNDAREI

Dundarei- Premium Swept Blade Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$283

In Stock!

The Dundarei saber is a fully-tempered and battle read.he swept forward blade allows for powerful strokes. And the graceful fullers carved on the forte of the blade makes you look good while making those strokes.

SBCB-MOULNER

SBCB-MOULNER

Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$283

In Stock!

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber

$185

In Stock!

SBA-ARCHERSWORD

SBA-ARCHERSWORD

European Archer's Short Sword

$77

Out of Stock

This European short sword is a beautifully weighted with nickel-chromed hilt, pommel and scabbard accents. The grip is tightly wrapped with a rich red copper wiring and the blade is rugged high-carbon steel.

SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$88

Out of Stock

The Praetorian is one of our highest end Roman Gladius. With a beautiful high-carbon steel blade, signature V-tip design, stunning polished-hardwood hilt and a blow-your-socks-off gilded sheath, it doesn't get much better.

SBA-JAEGER-F

SBA-JAEGER-F

Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances

$92

Out of Stock

Designed for stage combat or theatrical re-enactment, the guards and pommels are made from a polished-but-uncoated steel, which prevents chipping when struck. The thicker blade edge and round tip add an extra measure of safety.

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR-F

SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR-F

Medieval Knight Protector's Stage Combat Sword

$79

Out of Stock

A stage combat version of our popular Knight Protector but with thicker edges and rounded tip for extra security. The blade is also slightly narrower making it lighter and easier to wield.

SBA-LAKONIA

SBA-LAKONIA

Spartan Lakonia 20-inch Short Sword with Bronze Grip and Guard

$85

Out of Stock

Based on the traditional Spartan design, this Lakonia features a high carbon blade oak leaf shape blade and a solid brass hilt. It is solid yet well balanced We offer it with both tempered and non-tempered blades.

SBC-SWD-STAGESABRE

SBC-SWD-STAGESABRE

Stage Combat Sabre or Rapier

$110

Out of Stock

This 19th Century sabre is designed for stage combat. A military style sabre which is durable enough for sports fencing.

SBCB-AETHERNIS

SBCB-AETHERNIS

Aethernis Premium Swept-bladed Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$283

Out of Stock

The Aethernis is a high-carbon, fully-tempered, sharpened, and battle-ready reproduction of Filipino style, pre-conquest weapons. The curves of the blade scream of elvish grace, with sweeping flourishes arching along the forte of the blade.

SBCB-LAEONIS

SBCB-LAEONIS

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

$283

Out of Stock

Fully tempered, battle-ready and razor sharp. Both the blade and grip of the Laeonis have a forward tilt to them that gives maximum leverage when cutting. The blade itself is wide, but still light and comfortable to hold.

SBCB-LOREI

SBCB-LOREI

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

$315

Out of Stock

SBCB-MORDES

SBCB-MORDES

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

$360

Out of Stock

SBCB-SINDARIAN

SBCB-SINDARIAN

Sindarian Premium Command Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$295

Out of Stock

SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

Premium Kalis Kris Blade with Carved Wooden Sheath

$299

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)



Greek Hoplites
There have been few military units as devastating in their time as the Greek phalanx. Heavily armored and insanely well trained, these soldiers were capable of standing against any and all challengers. Fighting for one's country was an unswerving responsibility among the Greek city-states. Even the poets of the time were tough bastards; most of them wrote only of warfare, courage, resolve and beating the snot out of your enemies.

Greek warriors fought in a phalanx; a unit of heavily armored men that fought in rows, with large shields (hoplons), long spears and short swords. The wealthy made up the majority of the infantry. Those with money were the only ones who could afford the horrendously expensive armor and weapons that made a Hoplite warrior. The poorer troops were thrown into skirmishing units that were armed with slings, bows and spears and wore light armor. These skirmishers were generally only on the outskirts of the battle. This strikes me as particularly ironic because in modern day warfare it seems like the poor are the ones on the front lines while the wealthy are ... well ... on their yachts, laughing and chugging boat-drinks thousands of miles away. My how Democracy has changed over the years.

The Greek Hoplites fought primarily with spears. A typical Hoplite battle consisted of opposing units charging each other with their shields up. The two units would crash together and start shoving. If you've ever seen a rugby scrum, then you get the general idea of phalanx warfare. Only, these rugby players are extremely well armored, and are jabbing long, lethal spears over the top of their shields trying to kill as many of the opposing players as possible.

The shoving and stabbing would continue until one of the units started to falter. The first phalanx to start breaking up usually ended up getting routed and usually massacred. If neither unit gained any definitive advantage for a time, the fighting broke down to a big sloppy melee. Formations vanished and chaotic carnage would reign, with soldiers trying to keep themselves alive while killing as many of their opponents as possible. It was at this point that most Hoplites would switch to their short sword.

Phalanx units were funny things. Each man depended on every other man to hold the formation. If enough of your fellow soldiers lost their courage, your unit would be lost. It was an interesting practice for hoplite commanders to divide their very best soldiers among the front line and the very last line of their units. The front line fighters needed to be strong because they were slamming headlong into their opponents. But the back line warriors needed to be experienced because they needed to keep all of the other soldiers from running away. They would shout encouragement, push against the lines ahead of them and, if necessary, threaten the other soldiers to make sure they kept their minds on the business at hand. Running from a fight was considered cowardly, not just because you lost your nerve, but also because you doomed your mates to a horrible fate. It was said that a Greek should never die with a wound in his back.

Inspired by Model SBA-LAKONIA

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