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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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United States Dragoons Saber

#501146
The United States Dragoons Saber was carried by the 1st and 2nd US Dragoon Regiments. Our fine replica has a three branch brass guard, finely made solid brass hilt and comes with a steel scabbard.
$149.95

Leif Erikson Sword

#501651
This Viking sword has a high carbon steel blade with a wide fuller. The pommel and guard have been lavishly sculpted with sea dragons and intricate knotwork. The wooden grip is covered in black leather and has three knotwork rings. Includes black leather scabbard with hardware and a leather baldric belt.
$329.95

Ashdown Viking Sword

#501561
This sword has an extra-wide fuller and decorated crossguard with raised knot work. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal shoe.
$324.95

Battlecry Culloden Basket-Hilt Sword

#501563
This one-handed sword has a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features an intricate steel basket guard and a wooden grip covered in real ray skin with a decorative silver metal wire. Overall: 39-1/2 inches.
$324.95

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.
$349.95

Sword of Locksley

#501560
This sword has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features antiquated hilt, ringed metal and black leather grip, and pommel cross encrusted with a rich green stone. Ornate scabbard. Overall length of 41-1/4 inches.
$374.95

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.
$274.95

Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword

#501507
The sword has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features snub-hilt with disctinct lobed-pommel. Includes matching scabbard with belt stop. Overall length of 36-1/2 inches.

$274.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Cawood Viking Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei

This is an amazing replica! The sword is an absolute joy to look at, swing, cut and just plain enjoy. It came with a good edge right out of the box, but a few minutes with a whetstone put a great edge on it.
As soon as I picked the sword up, I knew that I was holding a fine sword. I could imagine what a 13th Century warrior felt as he (or she... Shield Maidens are historic fact) drew this weapon before battle. A certainty that THIS sword will serve well in the coming battle!
The balance is superb. Enough blade presence to let you make dynamic cuts yet feels light in hand and very responsive. The sword seems to almost lead you into the strike and follows every intention. The down-turned quillions give a distinct feel of defensive ability and the acute point makes this sword very capable of both cutting and thrusting making it a superb weapon in the melee. Easily one of the best swords available at any price!
- Rick Miller
07/02/2020
Reviewed by: , July 03, 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