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One-Handed Swords

One-handed swords were first developed by the Celts of northern Europe and the British Isles, who fought from horseback. Similar longer bladed swords were quickly adopted by the Romans in the form of the Spatha which was used by their mounted troops. One-handed swords saw use across Europe for cutting through mail armor and leather armor, and slashing (draw-cutting) for mounted and foot combat. As armor evolved in the High Middle Ages into complete suits of plate, the blades developed into more effective thrusting weapons. However, the swords were still capable of inflicting damage with slashing strokes on lightly armored rank and file soldiers. 

Museum Replicas offers an array of these fantastic weapons. For instance, the medieval period is well represented by swords of the Crusades and from Viking, Scottish, and Middle Eastern history. These include such weapons as the Sword of King Richard, Ulfberht, and Scimitar. Those more into the Renaissance will find the Schiavona and the Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Swords particularly enjoyable. Also, we offer a wonderful range of American Civil War sabers and swords. These are just a sample of the many excellent one-handed swords in the selection. Our products are made of high carbon steel and other authentic materials and forged with state-of-the-art technology, guaranteeing both substance and style!

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The Suontaka Viking Sword

#501472
This replica sword has a full tang, 1065 steel blade. Pommel, guard, grip band and inserts are copper plated. Leather scabbard with baldric included. Overall 37 inches.
$349.95

Thompson Saber

#501489
This saber features a blade made of 1055 high carbon steel. Modified 1904 Saber guard offers good hand protection. Leather and steel scabbard included. Overall length of 37-3/4 inches.
$239.95

1796 Light Cavalry Saber w/ Steel Scabbard

#501488
This saber was widely used by the British in the Battle of Waterloo. Blade features 1055 high carbon steel. Overall length of 37-3/4 inches. Steel scabbard.
$189.95

1796 Light Cavalry Saber w/ Leather Scabbard

#501486
This saber was widely used by the British in the Battle of Waterloo. Blade features 1055 high carbon steel. Overall length of 37-3/4 inches.
$189.95

Man-at-Arms Norman Sword

#501485
This sword has a blade made of 1055 high carbon steel. Features wooden leather wrapped handle. Includes leather scabbard with blackened fittings. Overall length of 36-3/4 inches.
$229.95

Talwar

#501484
This saber has a blade made of 1090 high carbon steel. Leather scabbard with brass fittings. Overall length of 39 inches.
$239.95

Scottish Basket-Hilt Broadsword

#501482
This traditional sword has a double-edged, hand forged, 1055 carbon steel blade and a distinctive basket-hilt. Wood and leather scabbard included. Overall 37-3/4 inches.
$239.95

Cold Steel Shamshir Sword

#501480
This Shamsir sword has a blade made of 1055 carbon steel and a handle of faux black buffalo horn. Black leather scabbard. Overall length of 36-1/4 inches.
$189.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: De Joinville Sword

This is my favorite sword. It looks and wields like a real battle sword. There is a slight dip along the edge on one side.no big deal but now that i know that it is there i always see it. even so , This sword is a great buy.
Reviewed by: kenneth, May 07, 2020

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

Well done Real Sword, For a long sword it is light quick well balanced. had it sharpened and it came razor sharp. Fits the leather scabbard well. A good buy.
Reviewed by: kenneth, May 07, 2020

Review of: De Joinville Sword

Of  all my swords  purchased  from  MR this  one  is  my  favorite .  It's  well made .  I had  mine  sharpened  and  engraved .  It's  very  sharp . It  balances 2" from the guard  while  makes  it easy  to  wield .  All steel  construction is a plus .  I like  the  design .
Reviewed by: Dennis, April 11, 2020

Review of: De Joinville Sword

This sword really pleasantly surprised me. The relatively simple design is elegant in its own way, even with the oddly over-sized pommel. It feels sturdy, rugged, like it's meant to be used instead of hung on a wall. It feels very light and nimble in the hand, though a bit hilt heavy (the pommel, no doubt....). The sharpening service was adequate and the fit and finish is excellent for this price range. I ended up actually liking the pommel as it effectively extends the grip to make this a hand and a half sword, essentially. Overall, very pleased and a good bargain for a trusty everyday carry sword.
Reviewed by: Jarod, April 07, 2020

Review of: The Bannockburn Sword

I was not sure what to expect when I picked this up on the deal of the day, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is one of those swords that shows better in person. The blade has authority but the hilt is large enough for a second hand if needed. Everything is right and tight and the double fullers a executed beautifully.
Reviewed by: Dan, January 20, 2020

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

well balanced , well made . good xv sword . at sale price can't be beat . best sword deal out there .
Reviewed by: RICHARD, January 18, 2020

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

Exceptional fine sword. Glad to have one before MR sells-out. Should have purchased long aqo. Well made, balanced and great looking on my wall. Recommend. Get one before they are gone!
Reviewed by: HOWARD, December 24, 2019

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

This sword just arrived today and I'm very happy with it. Fit and finish on the sword and scabbard are all excellent, with no loose parts. The optional sharpening is nice and even. This is a pretty good-sized sword but the balance is excellent. The handle diameter is on the large size - not a serious problem for me, but if your hands are smaller (glove size medium or smaller) it might make your grip fairly open... Altogether a lovely sword!
Reviewed by: David, November 27, 2019

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

The one I own was from their run in the early to mid 90's. But it's a great sword! I handled one of the new ones last May
Reviewed by: Edward, August 31, 2019

Review of: Faithkeeper - Sword of the Knights Templar

Wow! I was hoping that this sword would be nice when I got it, but I was stunned how HOT this was! A great medieval sword from the Crusades period, but the attention to detail on this piece has me bowled over! A great addition to my collection! Great job Windlass and Museum Replicas!!
Reviewed by: Dave, June 06, 2019