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Single-Edged Arming Sword

#501835
This replica one-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. An unusual single-edged arming sword of the mid-15th century, reputedly to come from the site of the Battle of Castillion, and purchased by the Royal Armouries in 1984. The crossguard quillons end in curled tips to retain an opponent’s blade, the asymmetrical grip is located towards the back edge, and the squat scent stopper pommel makes the short grip comfortable to hold.

$594.95

European 14th Century Arming Sword

#501834
This replica one-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This sword was reputedly found in a peat bog together with another sword that is now in Rome. Comparable swords have also been found elsewhere across parts of Europe. This type of sword could have been carried at the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, and this particular example features several distinctive features.

$594.95

15th Century Two-Handed Sword

#501833
This replica two-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This type of sword may have been in use during the last years of the Hundred Years War and swords like it may also have been carried throughout the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor era.

$794.95

14th Century Longsword

#501832
This replica longsword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This type of sword may have been used by armored men-at-arms and knights, usually one-handed on horseback or two-handed on foot. Swords like this were used in Europe in the second half of the 14th century and would likely have been familiar to fencing masters like Fiore dei Liberi and used at battles like Sempach in 1386. This sword seems quite specialized for armored combat and half-swording.

$674.95

15th Century Longsword

#501831
This replica knightly longsword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. The original sword is believed to have been found in the River Thames before finding its way into the Tower of London collection. This is the sort of hand-and-a-half sword that was often carried by knights and men-at-arms, and it features a two-handed hilt with a scent-stopper pommel.

$694.95

15th Century Falchion

#501830
This replica English infantry hanger, or falchion is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. The original sword has resided in the Royal Armouries collection since before 1916 and its exact origin before that is unknown. These short swords were popular sidearms for billmen and archers during the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor period.

$594.95

The Royal Armouries, the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, has granted Windlass Steelcrafts license to reproduce historically important weapons from the museum's collection. These will be accurate replicas based on meticulous study of the originals.

Each reproduction will be carefully prototyped under the expert guidance of a historical weapons researcher. Curators from the Royal Armouries will then inspect and certify the piece to ensure the specifications exactly match those of the original piece. Reproductions will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the current Master of the Armouries.

Official Royal Armouries Licensed Product. The Royal Armouries name is a trademark of Royal Armouries. All Rights Reserved. The Royal Armouries is the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armour


Top Customer Reviews

Review of: 15th Century Falchion

Such a great representation of a Wakefield hanger, and a huge step up for Windlass in quality. Well worth the higher price. I really enjoy owning this sword.

I did a full video review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S2FYcVtWUv0
Reviewed by: Kyle, January 02, 2023

Review of: European 14th Century Arming Sword

I would agree that this is slightly overpriced at $600, but MRL has coupons floating around everywhere and sales a few times a year.

Addressing the critical review above, yes this sword doesn't fit modern standards of fit and finish, but it greatly exceeds most historical originals. I find the idiosyncrasies charming, but if you're after an art piece, then perhaps look elsewhere. The sword form is correct where it counts.  

The handling and performance however is up there with the best. After sharpening it (took about 20 minutes, the sword comes 85 percent done with a superb primary bevel- I was able to cut a bottle with the factory edge), I've run the sword through many different targets and through quite a bit of drilling- it handles and cuts with the best of them. It's a broad, powerful cutter. Point control is excellent. Expect a war sword.

The CoP is very broad and all vibrational nodes are well placed. The blade geometry is top notch. Being based on an original, the proportions are authentic and probably can pass as a decent wallhanger. Though, the markings on the blade leave quite a bit to be desired and do feel souvenir-ish (which technically this is), but if you're after a hard use sword, it probably won't bother you.

The scabbard is budget plus. The outside of the scabbard looks great, but the core of the scabbard is the same old overweight (but also over built) scabbard you'd get at this price point. It works though.

The presentation and box is premium, but I'd personally wish they'd ship it simpler and pass the savings on. If you're after a gift for someone, though, it'll impress.  The included wax is a nice touch.

This sword is a solid buy at retail and a bargain with a discount.
Reviewed by: Leelund, December 28, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Two-Handed Sword

This sword is excellent!  The blade is stiff and plays nice in the hands.  Unlike many other two-handed swords that I own.  Unbeatable value for a sword of this quality!  My only complaint I have is it would be hard to make it safe enough to spar with, because it is that good!
Reviewed by: Dirk, December 26, 2022

Review of: European 14th Century Arming Sword

The blade is superb!  Well balanced and plays nice in the hand.  Edge is blunt but would not take much to put an edge on it.  Well worth the price for an excellent sword!
Reviewed by: Dirk, December 26, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Falchion

This sword, Royal Armories I.x144 arrived well packed, I must say the inner box is lovely.  The blade is very nice and the sword rings when removed from the wooden scabbard or struck with a knuckle.  The grip and leather are well done.  The knuckle-bow is not inline with the blade  (slightly bent) however a reviewer from BC Canada mentioned that the original’s is also bent so I am fine with that.  The peen is not well done and has a very sharp lifted edge.  The guard, quillon, & pummel-cap have very sharp edges - in places cutting sharp.  The scabbard is well done but the rain flap modification to accommodate the “nail” stud/guard seems an afterthought and causes the rain guard to bulge awkwardly to one side.  My sword weighs 702 grams (verified on 3 different scales, I am fine with that lighter weight. Did I mention how lovely the blade is-good show Windlass on the blade.  The blade arrived unsharpened, the point is very very sharp, what a lovely blade.  Overall, fit quality needs to improve to get an A+ from me.  However at this price point I give it an A-  I am very happy owning this piece of history and really, it is, most likely,  a better sword than was the original at Royal Armories.

Bert Regards,
Bob
Tampa, FL
Reviewed by: Robert, November 21, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Longsword

Great fit and finish. Perfect packaging. And the sword handles great. Over all very please 5/5.
Reviewed by: luis, November 14, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Falchion

Love this sword. I originally got the Royal Armouries backsword. It too was lovely, but I was looking for something a bit more nimble and fun. I wanted something handy to swing around with grace and ease- and cut light targets with. This IS it! The exchange process was flawless! Thanks MRL.
The bade is the highlight. So well formed. Love the hollow grind the needle-sharp point. The edge geometry is the best I've seen. This will not need much to bring it to slicing capacity.

I love how compact the grip is. It feels like a proper sword in the hand (comparing it to antique sabers and higher endish swords).

Fit is VERY good. It rings with only the slightest provocation. Guard is fit tightly, so far no hint of rattle. Scabbard is quite nice. Much improved from typical windlass. Nice smell and texture. Fits very snug, no hint of rattle. Draws with ease. Bronze chape is a BIT bulky for my tast but nicely done.

Finish: blade superb! Better than expected. Can tell its handmade (which I love, not a fan of machined 'perfect' lines, doesn't look right for historical objects IMO). Some small tool marks around peen and lug, again I like these small imperfections, feels organic/authentic.

Only complaint is pummel, lug and guard edges were way too sharp. The butt of the pommel could have cut skin. For the price this bugged me... I took a file, light sand paper and 30 minutes to CAREFULLY soften edges. Now it feels like a satin pillow in my hand. Visually, no one would not be able to see the difference after my touch-up...

All in all, YES! This is easily the favorite in my collection.
Reviewed by: Alex, October 29, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Longsword

The sword is everything Matt’s review of it claims.

The fit and finish and features plus scabbard inclusion by themselves make the price point an unbeatable value, but add to that the fact that it is a 1:1 replica of a famously beautiful historical sword right down to the weapon dynamics, and you have a collectors item.
I am glad I bought it while it’s available. Do it.
Reviewed by: Ian, October 27, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Longsword

The sword is everything Matt’s review of it claims.

The fit and finish and features plus scabbard inclusion by themselves make the price point an unbeatable value, but add to that the fact that it is a 1:1 replica of a famously beautiful historical sword right down to the weapon dynamics, and you have a collectors item.
I am glad I bought it while it’s available. Do it.
Reviewed by: Ian, October 27, 2022

Review of: 15th Century Longsword

When Matt Easton reviewed this sword I was instantly smitten. I was about to buy another sword but put that purchase on hold to get this one. I was nervous, $700 is a lot for a Windlass sword and I like sharp swords, not blunt ones. I took the plunge, ordered it, and hoped for the best. When the package was delivered I was instantly worried, it was heavy as heck. Swords should be light and nimble not bricks. As I unpacked it my concerns were proven to be unfounded, the box the sword is packaged in is the heaviest duty cardboard box I have ever seen, the lid to the box weights more than the sword does!.
Inside was a wonderfully light and nimble sword. Easily handled with one hand and a dream with two.  The quality of this sword is amazing, straight lines, minimal waves in the blade finish and while not sharp it is not blunt. More like the final sharpening needs to be done and minimal material would be removed to get it to sharp. To say I am pleased is an understatement. I'll be ordering the 14th Century Arming Sword soon!  Kudos to Matt Easton, Windlass and The Royal Armories, they hit this one out of the park.
Reviewed by: Tim, October 22, 2022