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Battle Ready Swords, Knives & Daggers

  We offer the finest selection of museum quality sword, knife and dagger reproductions. Nearly all are hand forged like the originals. In addition we use a state-of-the-art computer controlled kiln to ensure all Windlass blades are evenly tempered. Made with high carbon steels and other authentic materials, these blades handle and flex like the real thing. Our full tang swords are battle ready for your next crusade or just display ready for your office or den. Know what it was like to hold the weapons that carved out the worlds greatest nations!

View this video for more information about care and maintenance of swords.
  • Create Your Own Sword

    Create Your Own Sword
      Old world craftsmanship meets new age technology in one of the most innovative ideas Museum Replicas has ever offered, Create Your Own Sword™! Using items from this section on our website, you will become your own swordsmith. Choose from a wide variety of beautiful parts, all manufactured by the artisans at Windlass Steelcrafts. By mixing and matching these parts hundreds of unique possibilities are possible. You can even have your medieval sword engraved, sharpened and choose a period scabbard. Our master craftsmen will do all assembly of your final sword design at our facility here in the US. Pommels are peened in place, not screwed like most mass produced swords.  So, commence designing your own one-of-a-kind sword! Video Tutorial How to create your own sword At the bottom left of the screen are 5 tabs showing each of the components available. Click on the first tab, blades. First choose either a brushed or polished blade.  All blades are 42" long overall and made of hand forged high carbon steel. Just click on the desired style. Choose from our selection of Oakeshoot style guards.  Style VI can be chosen plain or engraved for an additional $5. If you choose the engrave-able guard please call Customer Service at 800-883-8838 to have the initials added to your order. Once you select the guard style it will appear in the design area.  You can then slide it into place on the blade. You can select other styles and place them in the design area and move them around as you decide on your final design.  Any components you do not wish to use can be removed by clicking on that component and clicking "delete" at the top of the screen. Select a grip style. Each style is leather wrapped wood and available in either brown or black. They are secured into place with a 2 part epoxy. Then choose your pommel (peened in place, not screwed like most mass produced swords) and scabbard if desired.  Scabbards are suede with metal furniture. If you want the sword to arrive sharpened for an additional $18 check the "sharpen" box.  We can engrave 3 initials on the blade in Prince Valiant font for an additional $5.00, just enter the information on the box to the right. (If you wish more than 3 initials  please call customer service at 800-883-8838.)  The total price will appear in the upper right hand corner.  Once you have all the desired components on the screen click "lock parts" at the upper left and then click the shopping cart icon to purchase the custom sword you designed.  A parts list will pop up so you can confirm the components you have chosen. Then you can "add to cart" or "cancel" and continue with your design. Please note: There are no returns for "Create Your Own Sword" purchases.
  • Decorative Swords

    Decorative Swords & Knives
    A selection of decorative Medieval and Renaissance swords that are great for office and home interior design. This category has every decorative sword on These decorative swords are from leading sword makers from around the world including Bermejo, Marto and Windlass. We've made it easy for the interior decorator or costumer to decorate a home or dress for an event like a wedding or party. Swords in this category include Roman swords, Viking swords, Medieval swords, and knight swords. Many represent myth and legend like Excalibur and Robin Hood.  Decorative swords are mainly used as wall decor, displays, home or office decor, or for medieval costume. This makes them perfect as a home decoration and conversation pieces, as well as for the sword collector. Easy care and maintenance for most indoor uses.
  • One-Handed Swords

    One-Handed Swords
    One handed swords were first developed by the Celts of northern Europe and the British Isles, who fought from horseback. One handed, longer bladed, swords were quickly adopted by the Romans in the form of the Spatha, which were used by their mounted troops. One-handed swords saw use across Europe for cutting through mail and leather armor, and slashing (draw-cutting) for mounted and foot combat. As armor evolved in the high middle ages into complete suites of plate, the blades developed into more effective thrusting weapons, however the sharp edge was not neglected for use on the lightly armored rank and file soldiers. More in our learning center
  • Hand and Half Swords

    Hand and Half Swords
    The term hand-and-a-half is more of modern designation for a range of sword types that featured tapered blades longer than the common shorter arming swords of the time but without the double-hand grips of larger heavier war-swords. Many different swords fall into this category and many of them are as maneuverable as they are surprisingly sturdy. Hand and half swords roughly fall into two categories. The first category tend to have approximately six inch grips with the blades generally between 34 and 36 inches. The second category are known as “bastard” swords with grips around 5 inches or so, and blades from 30 to 34 inches long. Both are light enough to use easily one handed, but allowed for two handed use by gripping the base of the pommel. Blade shapes varied to the changes from the mail to full plate armor, but were of a size where they could still be used for mounted combat. More in our learning center
  • Two-Handed Swords

    Two-Handed Swords
    Two handed swords were known as war swords in the early Middle Ages, and were used to destroy an opponent’s shield, shear through mail and damage helms. During the high middle age and on into the renaissance they were known as great swords. The blades tended to be slightly longer and even full plate armor could be damaged to the point where the opponent’s movements were greatly impaired. Though large, two handed swords weight was not excessive. More in our learning center
  • Short Swords & Cutlasses

    Short Swords & Cutlasses
    Short swords’ blade lengths were at first regulated by the limitations of copper, bronze and iron. They developed across many cultures and dozens of shapes were developed. After steel became a common metal used to make swords, short swords stayed in use as with the Roman gladius, used almost exclusively for an underhanded stab. Short swords have been used throughout history; from the height of battle to Renaissance squires in close quarters combat, as well as in the confines of ship board with the cutlass. More in our learning center
  • Rapiers

    Rapiers are a narrow bladed, flexible sword used as a thrusting weapon.  They were primarily carried by civilians and used for dueling and defense. 
  • Samurai & Asian Swords

    Samurai & Asian Swords
    You cannot talk about Japanese history without mentioning the elite Samurai Warrior. Experts at fighting both on horseback and the ground, the Samurai lived by a strict code of ethics. Instilled with "freedom from fear", they trained rigidly and were considered an aristocratic warrior class.
  • Daggers

    After the club, daggers are man's oldest tool and weapon.  Historically they were usually double edged and used to deliver quick, lethal strokes. Their small size made it perfect for those more nefarious types. They were also used in the "two handed" fighting style popularized by the French during the Renaissance. 
  • Knives

    Knives are the single edged cousin to the dagger.  Historically knives had a utilitarian purpose, filling needs such as hunting, camp work and cutting.  They could be used for protection if a sword or axe was unavailable. They have evolved into complex weapons which can be easily concealed.
  • Kukris & Machetes

    Kukris & Machetes
    Whether it is for battle or just handling tough tasks in the great outdoors, you need a good chopper and these are some of the best.
  • Bayonets

    From British and Nepalese antiques to surplus and replicas dating to present day, you'll find what you need for your famous firearm.
  • Practice & Theatrical Weapons

    Practice & Theatrical We...
    From the times of the Roman Gladiators, wooden swords have been used as a training tool. They allowed a warrior to practice full combat safely while preserving his precious steel for the real battle to come.
  • Mastercraft Collection

    Mastercraft Collection
    These swords are crafted of the same tough steel and with the same care as the rest of our fully functional weapons, with extra features fit for a Noble.  Featuring engraved fittings, fancy scabbards and, for some swords, matching sword belts!