European Archer's Short Sword
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.
High Carbon Steel Celtic Sword with Sheath
This Celtic shortsword has a polished steel semicircle guard is which is accented with brass rivets and fits snugly over the flared forte of the sword's blade. The blade is forged from our rugged high-carbon steel and is oak-leaf shaped.
Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger
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.
Crusader Knight's Medieval Arming Sword with Christian Cross on the Pommel
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.
Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword
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.
Dreadwind: Swept Hilt Rapier
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.
Gensteel Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath
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.
Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius
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.
Goth Dream Arming Sword with scabbard
The GothDream has a historic base but with a bit of a fantasy flare, Based on the arming sword or war spike design, it long, light and very well balanced. The hilt is distinctive yet comfortable to wield.
Caladbolg, Irish Two Hander - Lightning Sword of Fergus
At a towering 52 inches long, the Irish Two-hander can both intimidate and impress friends and enemies. Its most notable feature (other than its size) is the polished-steel Celtic ring pommel at the base of the grip.
Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances
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.
Medieval Knight Protector's Arming Sword
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.
Medieval Knight Protector's Stage Combat Sword
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.
Osprey; Viking Raider Battle Sword
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.
Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade
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.
Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard
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.
Claidheamh Mor: Twisted Hilt Claymore
At an impressive 58 inches, This claymore features a massive redwood twisted hilt that truly is beautiful to look at. The brass hardware of the pommel and cross sets off the redwood perfectly. The 42 inch carbon steel blade is polished to a mirror finish.
Quick-Strike Classic Viking Raider Sword
Classic viking! A lofty, carved brass "saddle" pommel sets the tone for this wonderful Norse weapon. The pommel is etched with the traditional lines, dividing the "saddle" into sectors or lobes. Just below the pommel is an attractive ridged grip of leather over wood.
Warspike Knight's Hand-and-a-Half(Bastard) Sword
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.
Masonic Greatsword - Stainless-Greatsword with Red Velvet Grip
A red velvet grip with golden accent, a decorative guard and pommel with Masonic symbols plus an impressive 45 overall length with a 37 inch polished stainless steel blade make this a sword fit for royalty.
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)
There are several popular heroes in Irish legend. Next to Cu'Chullain, the next most popular hero is probably Fergus mac Róich, who is probably the same person as Fergus mac Lóti, who has absolutely no relationship to Dylan Fergus, the obscure young actor who played "Band Guy #1" in the equally obscure television series "What I Like About You"
Although Fergus mac Róich and Fergus mac Lóti are spoken of as two different heroes, most scholars now seem to agree that the two are actually one hero with two different names. As mac Lóti, Fergus had his face beaten in when he encountered a sea dragon named Sinach. He wasn't aware of the hideous damage that Sinach reaped on his face at first, and the people of his village did all they could to hide it from him. They hid all of the mirrors in town and pretended that nothing was wrong (when Fergus said, "My face feels funny," to his friend Clandahl, his friend is quoted as replying "Hey, how bout we go hiking this afternoon?"). Fergus eventually learned about his disfigurement, and, in a fit of rage, made his way back to Sinach and, after an epic battle, slew the sea dragon with his mighty sword Caladbolg.
As mac Róich, Fergus was a king of Ulster who was betrayed by a princess and lost his kingship to a 7-year-old. Not the stuff ordinary hero tales are made of. On the bright side though (and I am absolutely not kidding when I say this) mac Róich's claim to fame was his mighty sword Caladbolg, which could shear the tops off of hills, and his enormous ... uh ... well... his enormous OTHER sword. That's right. mac Róich was known for his rather large phallus. And you'd better have a large phallus when you marry a deer goddess, as Fergus did. "Hung like a deer god," was the common description of Fergus. Fergus also had a notable role in The Great Cattle Raid of Cooley, a Trojan-war type of conflict fought over a large brown bull. And again, I made none of that up. Please look it up if you don't believe me. I probably wouldn't believe it either is I hadn't read the Cycle of Ulster myself.
When Strongblade refers to a "Battle Sword", we are referring to most European medieval swords with blades longer than 38inches or so. 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 Knightós primary sword on the battle field because of their strength, reach, and armor-splitting weight.
These swords 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 sword.
Many of these swords feature a riccatta ó 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 swords was to use both hands to thrust the blade into an opponentós visor, or into gaps in their armor.
Inspired by Model SBA-IRISHTWOHANDER