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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'.
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SBA-ARCHERSWORD

European Archer's Short Sword

$77

In 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-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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$89

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.

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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$88

In 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.

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SBA-JAEGER-F

Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances

$92

In 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.

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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.

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SBA-KNIGHTPROTECTOR-F

Medieval Knight Protector's Stage Combat Sword

$79

In 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.

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SBA-LAKONIA

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

$85

In 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

$80

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.

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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.

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SBCB-AETHERNIS

Aethernis Premium Swept-bladed Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$283

In 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.

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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.

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SBCB-MOULNER

Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$283

In Stock!

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SBDK-HOLYLAND

Holy Land Sword with Leather Scabbard

$99

In Stock!

This Holyland is a replica of those used during the military campaigns of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries known as the Holy Land Crusades. The decorative pommel is a counter weight for the blade and helps make this a very nicely balanced weapon.

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SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber

$175

In Stock!

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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.

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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.

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SBCB-LOREI

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

$315

Out of Stock

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SBCB-MORDES

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

$360

Out of Stock

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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

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SBDK-ROMANSWORD

Roman Gladius with Contoured Blade and Brass Pommel

$135

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

Medieval swords ranged in length, but when Strongblade refers to a medieval sword, we are usually referring to a blade that is less than 38 inches or what was generally referred to as an "Arming Sword" or a knights secondary sword. These swords were almost always worn by the knight except in combat (when the knight would usually bring a larger battle sword). Swords of longer length from that time period are sometimes referred to as "Infantry Swords", "Battle Swords", "Hand-and-a-Half Swords" or "Two-Handed Swords" depending on the style and who was wielding them.

Medieval swords almost always have pommels (often using a variation of the standard "disk" pommel), usually have well defined crosses (or quillons), and typically have long fullers (indented grooves running along the blade). Of the many medieval swords that have been excavated or found, quite a few have engravings on the blades. Usually, these engravings were of a religious nature, with sacred phrases or sketches etched into the blade and usually filled with another metal, like silver.

When Strongblade refers to a "Battle Sword," we are referring to most European medieval swords with blades longer than 35" or so. real battle swords had blades well in excess of this, and, in fact, a 35" sword was considered a bit skimpy for fighting skirmishes. But for home use and light sparring, a 36" blade is fairly long.

These swords can be sub-categorized into hand-and-a-half swords/bastard swords and two handed swords. Swords of this nature would have been a Knight"s primary weapon on the battle field because of their strength, reach, and armor-splitting weight.

These weapons were intended to smash and slice through thick armor, so had to be quite heavy and sharp. While the point of the sword could be used to pierce (and the final killing blow with these swords often was a thrust), this was primarily a slashing weapon.

Many of these swords feature a riccatta " a dull section of the blade just below the hilt. The swordsman could place a hand on this riccatta allowing him to grip the blade a little higher, which gave the swordsman more leverage for the swing (a bit like choking up on a modern baseball bat). This was especially useful for in-fighting (fighting at close quarters), or for more precise thrusts. One of the more popular techniques with these weapons was to use both hands to thrust the blade into an opponents visor, or into gaps in their armor.

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