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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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Battlecry Acre Crusader Broadsword

#501509
This medieval Broadsword is made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50s RC. This one handed, battle ready weapon comes sharp, includes a leather scabbard. Overall 39-1/4 inches.
$264.95 $325.00

Stiklestad Viking Sword

#500670
This viking sword is made from high carbon steel. Pommel and guard are decorated with copper. Leather covered wood grip. Complete with scabbard. Overall 37 inches.
$244.95

1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

#500618
This saber has a hand-forged blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features wire wrapped leather handle and stout steel scabbard. Overall length of 41 inches.
$129.95

1917 Saber

#501483
This saber features a blade made of 1055 carbon steel. Guard is crafted from heavy guage steel plate and handle is made from rose wood. Overall length of 36 inches.
$204.95 $339.99

Brass Basket-Hilt Claymore

#500922
This Scottish sword has a fully tempered high carbon steel blade with fullered, double-edge, blade. The basket has a rich red cloth liner. Scabbard included.
$284.95

Classic Medieval Sword

#500020
This Oakeshott Type X Sword has a long and wide fuller, long guard and wheel pommel for balance. Includes scabbard. Overall 39-1/2 inches.
$224.95

Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber

#500050
This saber has an ornate blade made of 1095 carbon steel. Features original handle and sheath materials, leather grip, and blued steel scabbard. Overall length of 38 inches.
$139.95

Confederate Cavalry Saber

#500646
This saber has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel and a classic Confederate "unstopped" fuller. Scabbard features brass furniture, ring mounts, and drags. Overall length of 40 inches.
$149.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword

This is my first purchase of an actual, non-display sword and I couldn't be happier.
Reviewed by: Gopal, March 09, 2019

Review of: Viking Ulfberht

Excellent solid sword.  Great Windlass quality.  I have many other swords in my collection, many Windlass.  Ulfberht is etched deep.  I believe the originals were inlayed but I wouldn't be able to afford one built like that. Steel is polished to mirror finish.  Leather wrap on handle is good.  Pommel and handle secured by hammering over end of tang.  Nice and tight. Blade rings when struck on side showing good temper.  Balance seems good to me.  Blade was sharp.  Good addition to my collection.
Reviewed by: James, February 23, 2019

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

Beautiful blade with superb craftmanship!! The blade was perfect! Super sharp and oiled to perfection! The leather was if the highest quality and the handle fit perfect in my big hand. I highly recommend it and it was almost perfectly accurate from the time. I can't wait to wear it at my wedding!
Reviewed by: Johnathan, February 22, 2019

Review of: Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword

I have an original from my Great Grandfathers service with the 44th Tenn. Shows it's age and intend to purchase this reproduction and add it to the display.
Reviewed by: , February 22, 2019

Review of: Mercenary Schiavona Half Basket-Hilt Sword

Very nice looking sword.  a Chef d'oeuvre !
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 21, 2019

Review of: Lionheart Sword of King Richard

Beautiful heavy sword.  Uncomfortable in the hand but it make a high quality display piece.  The matching scabbard is very nice.  I received what I expected.
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 21, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Acre Crusader Broadsword

This sword is amazing.  Great quality and a solid piece that I know will be able to take a beating.  My only criticism is that it doesn't have a cross etched into the pommel, but I think I can do that myself.  Great piece!
Reviewed by: John, February 19, 2019

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

The detail and craftsmanship of this sword are incredible.  I love this, and with a full tang amd sharpened blade, I'm rather sure I could actually use this weapon.  It's a nice combination between looking decorative but also being usable.
Reviewed by: John, February 19, 2019

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