Fortunately, if you’re a sword lover, the beautiful, brutal at times and elegant sword is still readily available. Whether you enjoy just looking at them and handling them from time to time or fighting, we seem to have an innate desire for sharp pointy things
This year’s offerings are no exception and keep us engaged and excited about not only the swords, but their makers. A skilled smith can truly turn metal into a work of functional art. We included skilled individual smiths to forging giants in the field and covered fantasy and historical. Our overriding goal was to bring you exciting and well-made new swords that you could own and actually use for their intended purpose. Prices range from hundreds to thousands and each is well worth the investment. Here are some of our favorites to look forward to this coming year by Makers from all over the world.
WINDLASS (USA design, India & Spain manufacture)- It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t get a little excited about swords we designed, right? When you figure in the many military contracts, Windlass is probably the largest producer of swords today. As a result, you get a very good sword at a great value.
Whether you are a descendant of the Bruce or simply an avid collector of swords, you will truly appreciate this piece as a real beauty. Based on Scottish swords of the period.
The driving force behind this sword was the faith the templar’s had in their religion, cause and each other. A real testament to these valiant knights. Great balance and quickness with custom coin set in the pommel.
Perfect for your next raiding party, the wide curved blade with lavishly cut out guard allows for either hand usage, which we love. Ray skin grip and octopus on the scabbard will put you in the High Seas mood.
Cold Steel (USA design, Asia manufacture)
We’re always impressed with the level of quality, function and detail they can achieve in a mass-produced sword. When you handle one it feels custom, but fortunately it isn’t and the cost reflects that, keeping them attainable.
Most military sabers are effective for cutting and thrusting, but they can be heavy and are challenging to wield with precision. The Italian Dueling Saber, however, is different! Its long, slim, moderately curved blade is feather light and you can easily write your name in scarlet with its razor edge.
Damascus Viking Sword
Was it your destiny to be a Viking? If you’ve got warrior blood in your veins, you need something forged from fine Damascus steel that comes fully sharpened and ready for battle. Rosewood grip, and a classically styled guard and pommel made from brass and steel that’s “sandwiched” in the ancient fashion.
Angus Trim (USA)
a long time custom sword maker specializing in historical designs. His attention to detail is meticulous in replicating each design which attracts us to them.
supremely agile cut-and-thrust arming sword with blued fittings and tough 5160 steel.