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Short Swords

Short Swords

What they lack in reach, they make up in style. Short swords are convenient, fast and stylish. It's the perfect way to say "Back off, punk" in a classy, understated way.
SBA-ARCHERSWORD

European Archer's Short Sword

$74

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SBA-CELTICSHORTSWORD

High Carbon Steel Celtic Sword with Sheath

$77

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SBA-CELTICSHORTSWORD

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SBA-DAG-KURKI

Crusader Knight's- Traditional military knife of Nepalese army

$36

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SBA-DAG-KURKI

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SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$89

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SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

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SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip

$77

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SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$88

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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

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SBA-GREEKSWORD

Spartan-Style Greek Sword with Leather Belt and Scabbard

$105

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SBA-GREEKSWORD

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SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade

$68

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SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

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SBBR-PERSIANWARSWD

Alexander the Great Persian War Sword

$170

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SBBR-PERSIANWARSWD

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SBCB-LAEONIS

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

$315

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SBCB-LAEONIS

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SBCB-LOREI

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

$315

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SBCB-LOREI

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SBCB-MOULNER

Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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SBCB-MOULNER

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SBCM-DAG-MAS

Decorative Masonic Short Sword with Blue or Red Velvet Grip

$29

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SBCM-DAG-MAS

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SBCM-LOCKSLEY

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

$71

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SBCM-LOCKSLEY

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SBCM-MAXIMUS

Gladius of the Roman General Maximus from Gladiator

$85

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SBCM-MAXIMUS

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Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

The Praetorian guard was established by emperor Augustus Caeser as a squad of personal bodyguards. His decision to do this was greatly influenced by the horrible death of his uncle at the hands of senators of the Roman republic. The Praetorians were among the elite of the Roman Legions, hand picked by the emperor for their combat abilities and intelligence.

The Roman Gladius has a long and prosperous history. Originally a Spanish sword, the Romans saw the effectiveness of the sword and quickly adopted it for their own troops.

The gladius was used primarily for stabbing, so it features a fearsome v-shaped tip, great for slipping through the spaces in ribs, or through the cartilage itself if aim was bad or mood particularly grim. The versatile sword could also be used to slash; both edges were sharpened and deadly. The sword was ideal for the Romans, who used it in formation, with all soldiers drawing their swords from their right side with their right hand (this bit of conformity kept legionnaires from accidentally dissecting their immediate neighbors). The small swords were the perfect complement to the huge scutum shields (easy killer, I said Scutum) that the soldiers used in their formations, giving the troops speed and the ability to withdraw the sword quickly and defend themselves solely with the shield.

Gladiators naturally adopted a (shorter) version of the gladius as one of their primary swords and, in a burst of wild creativity, were named after their swords. Want some more nutsy creativity? Well, then consider this: Gladius in Latin means .... sword. Are we getting too abstract for you?

The Pompeii Gladius was one of the latest versions of the sword. One similar to this one was found in the ruins of the once mighty Roman colony. You'll recall that Pompeii had some volcano problems in 79 B.C. and ended up bundled nicely in the ancient version of packing peanuts. Bad for them, good for archeologists.

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