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Swords

Museum Replicas offers the finest selection of museum quality swords and sabers. In this section, you’ll find swords with distinctive styles and features to ensure you find a blade that suits your need and taste.

If you need a sword that will see you through battle after battle, pick one from our range of functional swords. For self-defense, nothing levels the playing field like a good sword cane and if you are looking for something to practice full combat safely while preserving the precious steel for the real battle to come, we have practice swords for you.

And of course, if you are just looking for a beautiful display sword, we have decorative swords made for collection and display in your office or den.

Need a sword no one else has? Why not become your own swordsmith and design a masterpiece from the scratch! Nearly all our blades are hand forged and evenly tempered with the state-of-the-art computer controlled kiln to ensure they withstand the test of time.

View this video for more information about care and maintenance of swords.

 

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!

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Decorative Swords & Knives

Decorative swords make for excellent wall decor and displays, and can add something extra to any medieval costume or sword collection. Also, they are great as conversation pieces. Museum Replicas’ decorative swords are from leading sword makers from around the world, including Bermejo, Marto, and Windlass Steelcrafts. Our category covers different periods and genres, including Greek, medieval, and Renaissance

So, what exactly do we offer? Our history and fantasy-inspired selection houses swords from Viking and Scottish history and some beautiful pieces related to the Crusades. No sword collection is quite complete without ancient Greek and Roman blades, and so we have duly covered that base. Further, fantasy is well represented with swords from well-received works of the small screen and celluloid, such as Game of Thrones and Assassins Creed, and classic tales like the Arthurian legend and Robin Hood. 

We've made it easy for our customers to decorate a home or dress for an event like a wedding or party. Most of our swords are made of high carbon steel and other authentic materials and ready for the next crusade or to brighten your den or office. Forged by expert hands and state-of-the-art technology, we leave no stone unturned to provide you the very best! Browse our catalog today and walk away with something you can cherish for a long time.

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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, Claymore, 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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Hand and Half Swords

The term hand-and-a-half is more a modern designation for a range of sword types that featured tapered blades longer than the standard 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-a-half swords roughly fall into two categories. The first tends to have approximately six-inch grips with the blades generally between 34–36 inches. The second type is known as “bastard” swords with grips around five inches or so, and blades 30–34 inches long. Both are light enough to use one handed but allow 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 remained of a size that made them effective from horseback. 

Museum Replicas houses a collection of hand-and-a-half swords which includes arguably the most famous of all medieval blades – the longsword. We also offer two other traditional swords of the period – the bastard sword (English and German versions) and the war-sword. Then there is the Sword of Homildon Hill which is a nod to the English–Scottish Wars of the 15th century. The fantasy element in the collection is represented by licensed replicas of the film Conan the Barbarian (1982) and a stunning reproduction of the paladin Roland’s Durandal. Just like our other swords, Museum Replicas’ hand-and-a-half swords are aesthetically pleasing and works of excellent craftsmanship. Check them out now! 

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Two-Handed Swords

Two-handed swords were known as war-swords in the early Middle Ages and used to destroy an opponent’s shield, shear through mail, and damage helms. They were called great swords during the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The blades tended to be slightly longer than regular swords, and capable of damaging full plate armor to the point where the opponent’s movements were substantially impaired. Technically though, the two-handed sword belongs to the Renaissance. These swords were so big – around six feet long – that, unlike previous versions, it was only possible to wield them effectively with two hands. They were surprisingly light at 4–6 lbs and used to counter weapons like pikes and halberds. 

Museum Replicas’ collection of two-handed swords encompasses a wide variety of medieval period blades. Longswordswar-swordschoppersclaymores – we have them all. It’s not all history though; those inclined towards fantasy will love the Sword of Gandalf. Most swords in our selection are crafted of high carbon steel, which makes them extremely hard and able to retain an edge. Our swords adhere to stringent specifications and are a worthy homage to the weapons of the medieval and the Renaissance periods. Browse, pick one, and own the battlefield. 

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Short Swords & Cutlasses

Short swords have seen usage throughout history, from the Legionnaires to Renaissance squires and pirates. In ancient armies, short swords and large shields were a standard armament of the soldiers who fought against the long sarissa pikes of phalanxes. Limitations of copper, bronze, and iron regulated blade length at first. Later, the swords developed across many cultures leading to different types and shapes. After steel had become a common metal used to make bladed weapons, short swords stayed in use as with the Roman gladius which was an effective stabbing weapon.  

Museum Replicas offers a range of short swords. The classics are all covered. For instance, we have the most famous of all short swords – the Roman Gladius. In fact, there are different types of gladius in the selection. Also, there are two other iconic swords of the pre-Roman period – the Greek Hoplite Sword and the Iberian Falcata. Don’t forget to check out the cutlasses which covering the Renaissance and the American Civil War. These include pirate, English, Scottish, and Civil War naval cutlasses. High carbon steel has been used for most of the blades in the selection, making our short swords robust and able to maintain a good edge.

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Sword Canes

Sword canes first appeared in Medieval Japan. Use spread to Europe and continued into the  Renaissance as they were seen as a fashionable way to carry a sword discretely. Sword canes became even more popular in later years when thrusting blades came into fashion.

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Rapiers

The term “rapier” comes from the Spanish term espada ropera or “sword of the robes,” meaning they were primarily civilian weapons. These swords were faster and lighter in comparison to the others that came before them but far from the stylish blades depicted in television and cinema. In fact, rapiers were closer to medieval swords that preceded them and featured a slender body, a blade over an inch thick, and a heavy quillion. The shape of the rapier swords made them excellent for thrusting strokes and, in the right hands, they were deadly tools. 

The rapier collection at Museum Replicas includes an array of blades inspired by these beautiful weapons of the Renaissance. There are several great swords. If you are looking for the archetypal Renaissance rapier then check out the Swept Hilt Rapier, which was very popular during the late 16th and early 17th century. Another rapier takes inspiration from the ones used by the French Musketeers in the late 16th century. 

More than other sword types, the rapier lends itself to aesthetically pleasing designs, as you will see in our selection. The hilts and the pommels are beautifully crafted and so are the grips. High carbon steel has been used to make the blades.

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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.

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Practice & Theatrical Weapons

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.

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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!

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Brass Basket-Hilt Claymore

This is a great sword! The blade is flawless. The basket hilt is of heavy brass which has been lightened by the traditional grooves. The piercing work on the hilt consists of simple round holes. No hearts, three leafed clover, thistles, etc. This fits the pattern of something as old as the 16th century. It is very hard to find one of these from that early time period.
Reviewed by: Max, February 18, 2019

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

This  sword is magnificent.. Very high quality, very solid.
Reviewed by: david, February 16, 2019

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

This is my first sword as I am a firearms guy. The quality is very good and balance not bad. I do have to say that most sights including MR had this sword lited as backordered with ant eta of March. I received it from MR in just a few days! I know how to clean and protect firearms so hopefully I can learn to clean protect and preserve this sword. G-Lo Florida
Reviewed by: Gregory, February 14, 2019

Review of: Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

This beautiful back sword is balanced for the thrust. It has an intricately detailed basket. A real knockout for looks. I found that the basket came too far around so that it hit my wrist on both sides on cutting strokes (admittedly not the main purpose for this sword). I removed the last loop on the bottom of each side of the basket with a Dremel tool and the problem was solved. Not too much to do for a sword of this quality. The basket still looks great, even with the slight modification.
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Munich Sword

The sword feels heavy at the hilt, but it balances at 4-5" above the hilt, just as it should. I found the handle was a bit short for my medium sized hands, so I reduced the bead at the bottom end with a Dremel tool. It was easy to do and added the necessary length. This is an excellent cut and thrust design - with emphasis on the thrust.
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Mercenary Schiavona Half Basket-Hilt Sword

The sword is perfectly balanced: POB 4-5" above the hilt. The basket is really beautiful. The blade at 33" is a bit shorter than many Schiavonas, but is well tempered. The sheath has beautiful engraving and is antiqued. The antiquing isn't perfectly even, but good enough for this price point.
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Late Scottish Broadsword

This is a magnificent sword! The basket is large enough to fit my middle size hands when wearing a gauntlet. The basket is also fabulously detailed. Depending on how you count them, there are 30 odd welds in it. Balance is 5" above the basket as it should be and is intended to support cutting rather than thrusting. The etching and engraving are tops!
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Damascus Viking Sword

Very fine as expected.
Reviewed by: Joseph, February 10, 2019

Review of: Leif Erikson Sword

Very fine as expected.
Reviewed by: Joseph, February 10, 2019

Review of: Windlass Classic Bastard Sword

I've owned this sword for over a year and a half now, and I have put it through the wringer through rain,ice,snow etc.  I gotta say I love the weight, it reminds me of a cold steel maa grosse messer when It comes to its weight,durability,and cutting abilities. You should be able to use this sword like a cold steel maa grosse messer. I have personally Cut,thrust,chop heavy wood targets, countless medium and soft targets  and used this sword as somewhat of a fancy "beater" but it refuses to compromise its integrity. Fittings still tight, blade has held edge with only having to resharpen once in a year and a half.no chips on blade, nothing. Minimal, and I mean minimal Oil and wax have kept the entire piece pitt mark,and rust free. I've had this sword out in the rain for many hours of many days, abusing it as hard as reason will allow me, and the sword looks as if it's only been hanging on the wall the entire time. Definitely recommend it at the price
Reviewed by: Nicholas, February 07, 2019