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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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Sword of King Sancho IV

#501696
This replica ceremonial sword of King Sancho IV of Spain has a full tang 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features beautiful cast embellishments on the solid brass pommel and guard and a wood grip with inset cloisonne coats of arms. Includes a brown leather scabbard with brass parts and a heavy cotton weave belt.
$374.95

Cawood Viking Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei

#501769
The Cawood Viking Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei is a faithful reproduction one found near Cawood Castle. Features a forged 5160 high-carbon steel blade.
$314.95

Dragon Piercer Damascus Fantasy Sword

#501711
The blade, the guard, even the pommel of this medieval-style fantasy sword are made completely of Damascus steel. The grip has alternating strands of steel, brass, and red wire. Comes with a sharp edge. Includes leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap.
$129.95

De Joinville Sword

#501694
This beautiful sword was a very popular design during the 1400s due to its ease of punching through the armor of the day. The whole style of this simple piece is quite lovely and puts emphasis on the deadly nature of it. Made from 1065 high carbon steel by the smiths at Windlass.
$194.95

The Gotland Sword

#501693
This Viking sword has a high carbon steel blade with an extra wide fuller running its entire length. The rugged wood handle is large enough for even the biggest warrior hand, while the pommel and guard have been finished in an antique copper. Includes matching leather scabbard and shoulder baldric.
$324.95

Shrewsbury Sword

#501686
This sword has been named after the famous battlefield where Prince Hal (later Henry V of England) defeated Percy Hotspur in 1403 and is noted by the pierced crosses in the steel guard. This long slender blade is double-edged and finely tapered. Possessing enough breadth to cut, the Shrewsbury is equally strong to thrust. Made by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts.

$194.95 $179.95

The Bannockburn Sword

#501689
Deal of the Day
This high carbon steel Scottish sword has double fullers, sloped cross guard and solid brass fittings with an antique finish. The wooden handle has been covered in soft, black leather. Includes a sword belt with black leather scabbard.
$284.95 $229.95

Faithkeeper - Sword of the Knights Templar

#501691
This medieval Crusader sword has a deep fuller on both sides of the high carbon steel blade, which has been pierced with a cross at the ricasso. Also features an engraved guard and inset coin in the pommel. It come with a matching leather scabbard and belt.
$374.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

This is a great sword. A real deal.
Reviewed by: Jim, June 14, 2020

Review of: Shrewsbury Sword

I just received mine yesterday and I love it. For the price point, you really can't beat this thing. It feels good in the hand, the balance is fine, it cuts nicely, and it most definitely thrusts. I paid extra for the sharpening service, and whoever did it did a wonderful job. Both edges were ground evenly, without any burs or scratches on the blade proper. It cut paper right out of the box. Some people might want to sharpen it further -- I don't have the proper skills or tools to do that, but I'm satisfied with the way the edge came. The fittings are nice and tight. No wobbling or clinking. The tempering is great, it flexes and returns true. Both crosses on the hilt match up just fine. The scabbard is just a plain old scabbard, nothing to write home about. But what I love most about this thing is the polish -- it has a gorgeous shiny mirrored polish instead of a flat satin finish. Some people online complain that the handle is hard plastic instead of wood, but it doesn't bother me at all. Same with the leather wrapping on the grip -- you may want to customize that yourself, too. The pommel is threaded but it can be removed for disassembly, modifying, and cleaning. I'm glad I caught the tail end of the May sail. This sword was worth every penny.
Reviewed by: William, May 27, 2020

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: 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