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European Archer's Short Sword

  • CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE - See Below
  • Beautifully Balanced
  • Attractive Copper Wire Grip
  • Upscale Chromed Hilt and Pommel
  • One of the Most Attractive Short Swords We've Seen
  • Hand Forged
  • Carbon Steel
  • Full Tang
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Availability*
Description
SBA-ARCHERSWORD
Sale
$81
$74
20+ In Stock
Dark Recourse Short Sword
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-ARCHERSWORD-T
$122
15 In Stock
Dark Recourse, Tempered
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-ARCHERSWORD-T-S
$141
15 In Stock
Sharpened Dark Recourse Short Sword - Tempered, Sharp
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
Accessories
SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG
Sale
$22
$15
20+ In Stock
Belt-Hung Sword Frog
SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG-BR
Sale
$22
$15
20+ In Stock
Brown Belt-Hung Sword Frog
SBA-BELT-BALDRIC
Sale
$64
$43
20+ In Stock
Side Hanger Baldric - Small to Large

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
When the skirmish lines have broken and the enemy draws near, even the archer's have to join the melee. It's a Dark Recourse when the bowmen have to draw their swords.

Despite the name, this type of sword was also used by nobles as a small arming-type sword. This particular style is well suited to nobles, with it's dazzling shine, reddish hilt and mirrored pommel.

English archers were renowned for their strength throughout medieval Europe. In fact, it has been discovered that the skeletons of longbowmen were different than those of normal men. The shoulders and spines grew larger and thicker over time to allow them to pull back the tremendous weight of their drawstrings. It is this strength that made archers lethal with both a bow and--when the arrows ran out--with a sword or axe.

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 Strongblade's rugged high-carbon steel.

Strong and durable, the sword is a fantastic piece of historical artwork. It needs to be held to truly appreciate the workmanship. Light and compact enough to be worn with almost any outfit. And you won't need an archer's strength to wield it.

Overall Length: 33 inches
Blade Length:26.5 inches
Width:6 inches
Weight:2.7 lbs.
Material of
Construction:
High Carbon Steel

Includes leather scabbard

SBA-ARCHERSWORD

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Archer Short Sword
product rating
5.00
out of
5
(6
Customer Reviews)

Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Ponte Vedra, Florida
Written on:
June 14, 2018
European Archer's Short Sword
I belong to a "Hackfest" group where we slice though gallon plastic jugs and throw knives and tomahawks, preferable the M48 style. I was using an 1879 Russian saber with a 35" blade and was only getting 2 clean slices, partial cuts don't count, it needs to be a clean ring sliced off the jug. I purchased Archer's Sword, tempered and sharpened. The temper is great, a file slides right off the blade, no cutting in. The sharpening save me many hours of time. Working my way up from 400 to 3000 sandpaper, it was sharp. Now this may be too fine of an edge for regular cutting, but you need it to get clean slices. So bottom line, I made 5 slices and could of made more as I improve my technique. An experience member used it and got 12 slices and offered to buy it if I was ever interested in selling it. NOPE, NOT YET, WAY TO MUCH FUN.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Fairfield NJ
Written on:
November 09, 2017
first impressions
i purchased the European Archer's Short Sword tempered and sharpened on Monday and it was delivered (today) on Thursday. Super quick (and free on orders over $150), especially taking into account that the item was sharpened before it shipped. the packaging was excellent. the sword, its scabbard and a leather belt frog which i ordered (and essentially got for free since i made me eligible for free shipping - thank you very much for that!) were triple wrapped and double boxed. that was awesome. what a hassle to get a great sword all messed up because it wasnt boxed properly. that is not the case here. the scabbard is a tiny bit too big for the blade (in width) making it rattle some but that is barely worth mentioning. the pommel and handle are secured by a double nut for easy re-tightening. i know everyone wants the pommel peened but once the handle inevitably loosens then what? what else... the hilt is leather wrapped and then wire wrapped making the hilt a little wide but very secure. the blade has no noticeable blemishes and has nice symmetry, has a noticeable distal taper from 2.25" to 1.5" before a more dramatic taper at the point, and has a fuller witch runs slightly less than half the length of the witch is 26.5" in length. the overall length of the sword is 33" with a 6.5" wide cross-guard. the point of balance is 4.5" in front of the cross-guard. overall this looks like an exceptional sword for the money though admittedly it was only just unboxed thus far.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Sugar Land, TX
Written on:
October 17, 2017
Perfect!!!
It is beautiful and looks fantastic on the wall. The team at Strongblade went above and beyond to help me get the configuration of the engraving just right. Can't thank them enough. I will definitely buy from them again.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Ga.
Written on:
December 08, 2015
Perfect name for a second sword.
It is one of the nicest looking swords you sell. I always purchase tempered ,sharpened, engraved blades . When the quality is so good I think it is a sin not to make it battle ready, but you must treat it as a real weapon,it is as sharp as a butcher knife .Engraving the blade is like giving a faithful dog a name. This is one of the extras that sets strong blade a cut above the other sword sellers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Miamisburg, OH
Written on:
November 05, 2015
Formal Wedding Sword
I bought this sword, tempered, sharpened, and engraved, to use in my wedding. No one could believe such a beautiful sword cost so little. This is a steal! Thanks for the addition to my ceremony!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
PA
Verified
Written on:
August 01, 2015
Beautiful Engraving and Sword
Archer sword was delivered its beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!-Thank You
One person liked this comment.
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