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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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Hobbit Orcrist Sword of Thorin Oakenshield

#501426
This sword has a blade made of AUS-6 stainless steel and which features an etched runic inscription. Hilt is crafted of solid metal parts and grip is made of acrylic resin. Overall length of 38-3/4 inches.
$173.95

Hungarian Saber

#501084
The saber has a blade crafted of 1065 high carbon steel. Features short brass guard and large brass pommel and leather covered wood grip. Overall length of 36-1/4 inches.
$174.95

Leuterit Sword

#500806
This Viking sword has high carbon steel blade. Guard and pommel are silver, with copper lozenges. Grip is wood with silver pins. Comes complete with a scabbard. Overall 38-1/4 inches.
$264.95

Mortuary Half Basket-Hilt Sword

#501512
The sword has a full, darkened steel basket and sports a high carbon steel blade. The ray skin covered wooden handle is wired wrapped. Comes with matching scabbard. Overall 41 inches.
$264.95

Sword of Avalon

#501499
This fantasy sword has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features lobed pommel, curved cross guard and ornate handle. Scabbard included. Overall length of 37 inches.
$234.95

Late Scottish Broadsword

#501544
This version of the broadsword has a high carbon steel blade with double fullers and an intricate wire basket-hilt. Comes complete with a matching black leather scabbard. Overall 38-1/2 inches.
$324.95

Crusader Sword of Tancred

#501423
This sword from the Crusades era has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features ornate pommel and brown leather covered wooden handle. Suede covered wooden scabbard included. Overall length of 40 inches.
$264.95

Sword and Scabbard of the Great Saladin

#500818
This sword has the unique "fork tongue" blade crafted of 1065 high carbon steel. Features 24K gold plated pommel and cross guard. Includes wooden scabbard covered in leather and accented with 24K gold plated fittings. Overall length of 41-1/2 inches.
$444.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Munich Sword

This is the one I'd grab off the wall!

It has very different balance as noted by other reviewers, most swords demand a glove/gauntlet be worn to "come alive" but this one more than most.

It really is a "Guard Sword" it wants to be held up to guard your face ready to deliver a right cross or skull bash.
The blade is heavy enough to break a drunken fops rapier and quick enough deliver a few nasty cuts of your own with a point that will pierce light armor with ease!
Reviewed by: Matthew, June 16, 2018

Review of: Viking Ulfberht

I picked one of these up recently as the deal of the day at a very reasonable price. I was looking for something close to a 11th century Norman sword due to having ancestors that moved to England from France in 1066.

The lettering although true to a type 2 Vulfbehrt seems a bit cheap, like paint in etching, but true in spelling to high carbon steel swords of the time.

The scabbard holds the blade well but every time i use it the blade is drawn having what looks like sawdust on it.

Typical Windlass issues, but for around $200 you really can't expect a top name brand that uses C and C methods and it is something I would use with no hesitation.
Reviewed by: Philip, May 18, 2018

Review of: Ashdown Viking Sword

I just got this sword and I have to say, I was really surprised how great this sword felt in my hand. The grip was big enough for even my "ham hock" size hand! LOL i ordered it sharpened and I think I can shave with this thing, too. Great quality and awesome piece for the price! Thanks!
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Acre Crusader Broadsword

Lovely blade. Heavy, but decent balance and a tough edge with excellent flexibillity and a nice scabbard make it an awesome buy. Need to get more battlecry blades. This one is quite nice.
Reviewed by: Grant, May 02, 2018

Review of: Falchion Sword

I just received my Falchion from MRL, when it went on DoD I had to grab it, despite some reviews calling it a battle machete or poorly balanced ( which seems to be a misconception of the historical Falchion)  I was surprised to hold a wonderful weapon.  The PoB is about 4 and a half from hilt, good for a slicer but handles well in the recovery and is not the "medieval machete " many reviews called it.  It is a slicing sword, and is balanced as such.  The nice heavy pommel aids in recovery as well.  Very nice piece, would definately recommed.
Reviewed by: Brian, March 30, 2018

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

The craftsmanship of this blade was impeccable.  I ordered this sword on December 29th, 2018 and received it on March 28th, 2018. Three months was a small price to pay for such a well-made sword!

Reading some of the other reviews here, and even seeing some of the videos covered on this product on YouTube had worried me a bit after ordering, though having the sword in hand made me smile.  It completed defied any of the negative rumors, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it surpassed all of my expectations.

For someone like me who belongs to a Living History Group, a seriously under-rated feature of this product is the scabbard and sword-belt.  This belt is not only beautiful, but functional.  Past belts have dramatically sagged from the weight of pouches, swords, and other trinkets/bobbles.  This girdle is one of the finest upholstery I've ever warn. I can put it on once over my armor, and be sure I will never have to readjust it until it comes time to take it off. Marvelous!

The blade itself captures the spirit of the Knights Templar. While it may be a bit more fantastical than what the majority of most Templars owned; historically speaking, it resonates the mantra of the Templar code, which to me is far superior to 100% flawless accuracy. That is not to dismiss this sword as being fictional.  It's components are very believable, and are affixed from a variety of different realistic sword styles.

The pommel, is a very nice touch. It adds nice counterbalance to the blade. More-over, the design upon the pommel's face is perfect.  It is important for me that a Templar sword have the Psalm 115 invocation, as well as the sigilum militum X pisti, and they managed to incorporate both.

They did a good job using actual Templar heraldry, and not just stereotypical cross shapes. this is a sword made passionately by medievalists, for medievalists. And I will maintain this was one of the best purchases I've ever made.

A special thanks to Museum Replicas and Atlanta Cutlery!
Reviewed by: Dane, March 29, 2018

Review of: Culloden Basket-Hilt Sword

Received this sword yesterday, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The construction is outstanding, the balance and feel are perfect, and its more modern finish makes it ruthlessly effective and practical. I am very happy with this purchase, and the Battlecry line of products in general. I'm glad I talked myself into buying this, because I would've regretted missing out! For anyone that is looking for a practical Scottish basket-hilt that values functionality above everything, this is the blade for you!
Reviewed by: Christian, March 28, 2018

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

As a descendant of a Templar Master, I couldn’t choose a better symbol to honour my lineage. When I purchased my sword, I decided to have it sharpened so it was true to the heart of the Templar code.
Because my sword is sharpened, I am unable to engage in combat, and I intend to purchase a second one unsharpened. When I take to the field of battle, I shall wear both swords, along with a finely crafted metal Templar shield.
I take my connection with the Templar order very seriously, as with other great figures of history from my family tree.
I have used my sharpened blade for testing the edge, for ease of use in combat, and those who say it is too heavy, I strongly disagree, the sword is well balanced, and can easily change direction of your swing while maintaining the same strength of the blow.
If you find it too heavy, then you need to strengthen both arms with practice.
Reviewed by: Michael, March 19, 2018

Review of: European Sword

This sword is amaizing, a bit heavy, but amazing. No defect on the guard, on the pommel, nothing, even the scabbard fit perfectly. What do you want more ?
Reviewed by: Alexandre, February 11, 2018

Review of: Sword of the Viking King

I own 141 swords in my collection the Vikings King Sword still my favourite.  I bought it mostly because of the nice attractive scabbard but actually love the look of this sword.  Maybe the small leather grip is not the best but overall I love it.
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 08, 2018