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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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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

Model 1850 Union Staff & Field Officer's Sword

#500124
This highly ornamented saber has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features wire wrapped leather handle and brass guard with hand chased foliage. Overall length of 35 inches.
$149.95

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

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.
$348.95

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 Hybrid Cutlass

#501478
This hybrid cutlass has a blade made of 1055 carbon steel. Features sturdy guard and hardwood grip. Includes scabbard with copper and brass fittings. Overall length of 30-3/8 inches.
$249.95

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

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Hungarian Saber

This sword is light and quick, I had it sharpened by museum replicas and the did a great job. Very effective cutter with little effort.
Reviewed by: Joseph, September 18, 2018

Review of: Maldon Viking Sword

Arrived Quickly and very carefully packaged. It is an absolutely stunning sword! Came with a Certificate of Authenticity. Will absolutely be ordering our next sword purchases through Museum Replicas!
Reviewed by: Ally, September 16, 2018

Review of: Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword

This sword has all amazing features. The only part that looks like it was made more cheaply is the sheath. The sword is solid construction, Welded full tang with a leather and gold wire wrapped grip. I got it sharpened, and the tip is sharp enough to easily break skin, but the edge could use some TLC. If you pay for sharpening, you are paying for an edge to be put on the blade, not for a sharp blade. The construction is great and the price is even greater. The only shortfalls are the sheath and the edge. Everything else is perfect. I give it 5 stars because this sword is worth the cost without the sheath and without the edge put on it. So for the price its a win-win, I just know that MRL has some amazing quality sheaths, but you pay for it. Also on their mastercraft swords, it seems that they put more time into the edge. Check out their mastercraft swords if you are a sword lover, you will not be dissapointed.
Reviewed by: Jared, September 14, 2018

Review of: Sword of Santa Casilda

Completely satisfied. Beautiful design, practical, and light weight. Excellent sword, worth the money.
Reviewed by: Philippe, September 05, 2018

Review of: Munich Sword

Wow this thing! It feels significantly heavier than I expected, but I've never had anything other than katanas before, so this is actually my first one handed sword. That said, the construction is solid, and it feels good to hold. I don't think you'd be able to outmatch someone with a rapier using this thing, but it feels like it'd certainly fits the definition of a cut and thrust sword. My only real complaint is that the engraving is way smaller than I had hoped, but it was only an extra $5, so it's not a big deal. This is my first sword from Windlass Steelcrafts, and it's left a pretty good impression on me.
Reviewed by: Matthew, September 01, 2018

Review of: Munich Sword

I absolutely love this sword! It is perfect for my interpretation of Dread Pirate Roberts in cosplay. As I am not big on rapiers. It is like a hybrid between arming sword and rapier. Suits me extremely well.
Reviewed by: Paul, August 25, 2018

Review of: Stiklestad Viking Sword

I got this sword as a gift for my husband, who not only LOVES swords, knives, and weapons in general, he also loves the show Vikings and is proud to have Rollo as a (distant) ancestor.
I ha it sharpened and it is beautifully sharp!
As always, MR handled everything professionally. I'll be buying from them again soon!
Reviewed by: Lydia, August 20, 2018

Review of: 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber

Light, fast, and, joy to use. A surprisingly great sword for the price point.
Reviewed by: Joshua, August 18, 2018

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