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Medieval and European Swords- Battle Swords, Arming Swords, Rapiers

Medieval and European Swords- Battle Swords, Arming Swords, Rapiers

The sword, in the classic, romantic sense of the word, usually conjours up images of knights in Europe. Unless you mis-hear the word and think someone is talkingabout sores. In which case, many people will still think about Europe and the plague, so I guess our bases are covered.
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SBA-ARCHERSWORD

European Archer's Short Sword

$77

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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.

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SBA-CELTICSHORTSWORD

High Carbon Steel Celtic Sword with Sheath

$77

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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.

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SBA-COUSTILLEDAGGER

Hand Crafted Coustille Sword-Dagger

$54

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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-CRECYSWORD

Battle Of Crecy's Hand and a Half Sword

$86

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A historical replica from the battle of Crecy, the blade is 36 inches of carbon steel. The leather grip and polished steel guard add to the beauty and functionality of this piece. The steel pommel help give it excellent balance.

SBA-CROSSEWIND

SBA-CROSSEWIND

Crossewind Ambidextrous Swept-Hilt Rapier with Brass Guard and Pommel

$88

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Truly a handsome rapier,and wieldable by left-handed or right-handed warriors. The guards on one side sweep upwards and join together, to flow up and around the grip like a waterfall.

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SBA-CRUSADER

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

$82

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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SBA-GENSTEELSWORD

Gensteel Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath

$91

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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-GREATSWORD

The Great War Two Handed Longsword

$85

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This is a magnificent piece of steel. Long and beautiful, with a 32 Inch blade and a massive 8 inch grip. Oh, and did we mention that it's under 3 pounds?

SBA-IRISHTWOHANDER

SBA-IRISHTWOHANDER

Caladbolg, Irish Two Hander - Lightning Sword of Fergus

$116

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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.

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SBA-JAEGER-F

Jaeger Rugged Viking Sword - Stage Combat and Live Steel Perfomances

$92

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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

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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

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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-NORMAN-TWOHAND

Norman Sword with Molded Leather Scabbard with Belt Hangers

$140

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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

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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-RINGHILTBASTARD

German Bastard-Style Ringhilt Sword with Split Grip

$94

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The German Ring-Hilted is about 47 inches in total length. A little short for a standard hand and a half sword, but the shorter length actually helps with the balance. It weighs in at about 3.5lbs, so it's no daisy, but the point of balance is set nicely at about 5 inches from the guards.

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SBA-ROYALRAPIER-T

Swept basket-Hilt Highborn Rapier

$135

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The rapier was a sword that spanned the classes-from stripped-down, utilitarian versions to beautiful masterpieces like this Highborn Rapier.

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SBA-STORMBLADERAPIER

Stormblade Swept Hilt Rapier, Musketeer Style, with Superior Balance

$94

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If you're looking for a great Three Musketeers style rapier, then this is your Huckleberry. Astoundingly attractive, light and un-adverbially cool.

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SBA-SWD-MED-FALCHION

Medieval European Falchion

$77

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This falchion has a nice curve to it and is weighted similarly to the first falchions created. Sleek design and a distinct blade groove put this falchion in a class of its own.

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SBA-TWISTEDCLAYMORE

Claidheamh Mor: Twisted Hilt Claymore

$132

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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.

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SBA-VIKINGRAIDER

Quick-Strike Classic Viking Raider Sword

$63

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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.

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SBA-WARSPIKE

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

$86

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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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SBCM-LOCKSLEY

Blade Robin Locksley - Stainess Steel Sword of Robin Hood with Ornamented Hilt

$71

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A dedication to Robin Hood(Robin of Robin of Locksley). A slim light stainless steel blade with a beautifully ornate hilt. The original Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age."

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SBCM-MAS-RED

Masonic Greatsword - Stainless-Greatsword with Red Velvet Grip

$89

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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.

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SBCM-PENDRAGON

King Arthur's Sword, Excalibur - Arthur Pendragon

$74

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The Pendragon captures the power, nobility and mystery of legendary King Arthur and his mystical sword, Excalibur. This version of Excalibur is long--nearly four foot in overall length, with a wide stainless steel blade that's absolutely perfect for engraving.

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SBCM-TEMPLAR-GOLD

Gilded Templar Sword with Knight's Templar Sigil and Scabbard

$76

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This is a beautiful piece of historically based artwork. It bears a 32.5-inch stainless-steel blade that is smooth and perfect for engraving. The black leather scabbard bears ornately carved and gilded collar and tip.

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SBCM-TEMPLAR-KNIGHT

Knight Templar Sword with Pewter Colored Hilt with Golden Accents

$73

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The Sword of the Templar Knight is a highly ornamental with a beautiful pewter colored metal hilt featuring a golden cross in the pommel and embedded golden colored coins in the grip and guard embossed with various designs of religious significance.

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SBDK-DARKAGES

Arming Sword with Leather Scabbard

$104

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This design is based on the traditional medieval arming sword. It is beautifully crafted and features a blade with a wide fuller. The wooden grip is covered with wrapped leather cord.

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Holy Land Sword with Leather Scabbard

$99

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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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SBDK-ROYALKNIGHT

Tempered Royal Knight Arming Sword with Leather Scabbard

$95

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The Royal Knight features a tapering blade with wide fuller. The leather covered wooden grip is contoured and enhances both the beauty and handling. The solid brushed steel guard also adds to its attractiveness.

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SBDK-ROYALRAPIER

Swept Hilt Rapier

$100

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This is beautiful piece. It features a large basket with intricate design. The grip consists of alternating layers of steel and polished wood.

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SBA-AMBERGALERAPIER

Ambergale: Brass Swept Hilt Rapier

$73

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This is a wonderful signature piece to any costume or room. Its all-brass gaurd, grip and pommel give it a unique style that really draws the eye.

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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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SBV-ICE-II

Ice, Sword of Eddard Stark

$315

Out of Stock

This is a licensed replica of ICE from the HBO series Game of Thrones. ICE is huge measuring almost 58 inches in length. This adult collectible is officially licensed and includes a display plaque and a certificate of authenticity.

Strongblade Lore
(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.

Battle Swords

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.

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