Functional Swords from Medieval Collectables
Here you will find a wide variety of functional European style Medieval and Renaissance swords that are battle ready. In the functional sword category you will find every functional sword located on Medieval Collectable's web site. All these functional swords are made by top manufacturers from around the world like Valiant Armoury, Windlass, Hanwei, and CAS Iberia. This makes it easy for the re-enactor, collector and performer to find the right functional sword they are looking for. Functional swords are made of high carbon steel and are made from the finest quality materials. These are the high quality swords designed to be used for combat, practice, re-enactments and stage use. These swords are historically accurate and are also great for sword collections. When not in use these functional swords are great for display in your home or office. Medieval Collectablea has swords from all different Cultures and Eras, Scottish and Celtic to Roman and Greek as well as classic Medieval, like Exclaiburs and Agincourts. We have Pirate Cutlasses, Claymores and William Wallace Swords, Bastard Swords, Civil War Sabers, Two Handed Swords, Broadswords, Hand and a Half Swords, German Swords, Viking Swords, Roman Gladius Swords, Scimitars and more.
We have named this new fantasy sword for the fierce prehistoric predator. The pommel is in the form of its deadly claw, but of course, the long curving blade is the real force of this beast. It includes a scabbard.
The deeply curved blade of the Saracen Scimitar recalls battles between the Saracen and Crusader. This sword originated in Southwest Asia and became widespread by the time of the Ottoman period.
Our single-hand Marshall Damascus Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by Sir William Marshall.
Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. This is a beautiful reproduction of an actual artifact found in Finland, fit for any Viking warrior.
Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period.
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe.
You would be hard pressed to find a more versatile or effective sword than this bastard sword. Known also as a Hand and a Half Sword, this weapon is the epitome of rugged design that is brutally effective yet effortless in its look.
On Sale For: $376.00
Although the double-edged sword gets most of the press, the single-edged falchion was favored by a great many knights and men at arms. The wide cutting blade was quite effective against mail thanks to its weight balance.
This handmade sword is not for the faint of heart, as Great Landsknecht Swords were wielded by only the strongest and most fearless chosen front line Swiss and German soldiers of the Middle Ages, and for good reason!
The long and wide fuller on this blade lightens the overall sword and makes it possible to deliver fast and shearing cuts capable of cutting through the mail and padding that were worn during the period.
Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, our Godfred Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals.
Made from high carbon steel, the sword is a beautifully balanced and highly effective weapon. Capable of both cutting and thrusting, it is also a delight to the eye. Pommel and guard are tastefully decorated with copper.
The Celts were brave warriors from early as 500 BC, fighting with strength and fury. The close combat sword was the chosen weapon in battle, as its flared blade possessed a strong and deadly edge that could be wielded quickly.
This Knights Templar Sword is made of high carbon steel. The sword features a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang.
The leaf shaped blade was quite popular throughout the ancient world. Our Hoplite Sword features a steel guard and pommel with a wooden grip covered with leather. The high carbon steel blade makes this sword ideal for re-enactments.
The archers primary weapon was the bow and arrow, but what did an archer turn to when the enemy tried to engage the archer in melee combat? In such a situation, the archer typically favored a short sword, just like this Archers Sword.
The Viking sword of the 9th and 10th centuries featured a long wide blade with a broad central fuller and two keen edges. The preferred stroke was a hard slash or chopping blow, so the point was rounded and sometimes used for thrusting.
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Each Dussack is made from a single piece of steel and is clearly a no frills cutting weapon. Because of its simple and functional design, it was favored by commoners, who needed a weapon that could be used for a variety of purposes.
The inward curving blade on the Falcata delivers a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. This sword is considered to be of Greek, or possibly Etruscan origin, its use spread into Southern Russia and also Spain.
This magnificent sword named The Accolade would have been a sword worthy of the Templar Grand Master to knight a loyal member into this holy order. The best metalsmiths from Windlass Steelcrafts have spent hours on each blade.
This Henry V Sword does exemplify attributes of a knightly sword of the highest quality. It has superb balance, making it an exceptional fighting sword, and offering an excellent control of point for thrusting.
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller with is an Oakeshott Type XVIIA piece. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length and fullered for about one third of its length.
The Pompeii Gladius is the sword that conquered most of the known world. This version, made by Windlass, has a tempered high carbon steel blade and beautiful wooden handle and pommel and is designed after actual artifacts.
Combining the slashing power of the Samurai Katana with the agility and thrusting ability of fine European dueling swords, the Dark Sentinel is a handsome sword with a bite.
Our version of this sword is as formidable a weapon as the original. The blade is high carbon steel, tempered to a tough spring, the grip is ridged wood, wrapped with leather, and the pommel and guard are steel.
The Viking Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Viking Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
This beautiful and unique sword was unearthed in Sweden and can be seen in Cultural Atlas Of The Viking World, as well as other publications. Quite famous as an artifact, it displays the unknown swordmakers skill and imagination.
The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running two-thirds the length of the blade. The crossguard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.
Our medieval lion crest sword is an exclusive design featuring a regal rampant lion symbolizing courage and strength, carved into the solid brass pommel. The blade of the Lion Crest sword has fullers running down most of the blade.
The Early Norse and Celtic people of the Middle Ages created functional swords beautifully that were adorned with designs from their myths and legends. This beautiful Celtic Norse sword has a curled scroll hand engraved into its pommel.
Our single-hand Marshall Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of the finest knights of England, Sir William Marshall.
The blade is quite effective, being able to drawcut as well as slash, and the point is quite useful in the hooking thrust often used. This scimitar is made from high carbon steel, with a wood grip, and a steel guard.
This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. A solid steel hilt with spiral carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. It comes with a black scabbard with steel mounts.
The Claymore had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period. Typically of hand-and-a-half length, this versatile weapon could deliver great sweeping slashes or powerful thrusts.
The Pirate Captains Hanger is made of beautiful antiqued brass and has a steel hilt. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is worth its salt against any seabeast or while swarming the side of a galley.
The Roman Gladius Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price. It features a full tang with the blade made from a thick, rigid piece of steel that extends the length of the blade.
The British Museum has many fine Viking swords, but one of the most beautiful is the Leuterit sword. This replicas grip is wood with silver pins, while the blade is made from high carbon steel and comes complete with a scabbard.
This is the regulation spec US Army NCO sword. It features a tempered stainless steel blade, hand worked to a mirror finish. The pommel and guard are intricately cast solid brass and richly plated in 24K gold.
The 16th century saw the end of what we refer to as the medieval period, a time when the hand and a half sword was incredibly popular. This 16th Century Hand and a Half Sword is a stunning representation of weapons from that time.
This Viking Ulfberht Sword is a stellar replica modeled from a sword shown in Ian Pierces book Swords of the Viking Age. An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade.
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword is a single-hand Oakeshott Type XII piece. The sharp blade is fullered for about two thirds of its length with a flattened diamond section out towards the tip.
The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of rogues through the foreboding mist - this new cutlass cannot help but unleash adventurous images. Scottish born Capt. William Kidd, we are sure, would have favored this sword.
Known first as a Cossack weapon that was used on horseback, this Shasqua sword was eventually made the official officers sword of the Soviet Union. The brass pommel is marked with star, sickle, and hammer.
Many a bloody-handed pirate of the 17th century clambered over the side of a gold laden galleon armed with a cutlass such as this. This sword was known by many names, including hanger, short sabre, and cutlass.
Sure this Two Handed Great Sword is big and meant to be carried over the shoulder in its scabbard, but it is extremely well balanced and easily wielded by people of larger stature and physical strength.
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This Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and is designed to perform identically in the hand to the blunt version. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length.
The early Gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world.
The image of the knight and his sword will live forever through the sagas and tales of heroism during the Crusades (1096-1291) and it is easy to see why. These swords were highly valued and handed down from generation to generation.
Oliver Cromwell was a powerful figure in English history during and after the English Civil War, when he rose from the rank of Captain of Horse to Lord Protector of England. Show off your interest with this Cromwell Sword.
Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged broadsword blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the single-edged backsword was at least equal in popularity.
Patterned after swords that have been discovered in the area around Trodheim, Norway, the sword exhibits early ninth-century styling, a time when the Norwegian Vikings were pillaging Britain and Ireland.
The US Marine NCO sword is made of high-polished stainless steel, as well as detailed and appropriately etched according to government specifications. It is available in four different sizes, 28, 30, 32, or 34 inches.
The Grosse Messer hails from central and northern Europe where, in far off days of old, noblemen and peasants alike relied on it to protect hearth and home from the ravages of brigands, outlaws, and other characters of ill repute.
On Sale For: $320.00
Finally, a real Claymore for all those modern Scots who long to possess a functional and battle ready Highland sword! Through history, tales have been told of mighty Scotsmen, hearty and ready to stand against seemingly unbeatable odds.
Taking a cue from the most experienced Indian swordsmen of the past, Cold Steel has combined a strongly British Light Cavalry blade with its hatchet point with a traditionally Indian hilt to create a distinctive Cold Steel Talwar.
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This blade might seem like something straight out of fantasy, but the Ranger Battle Sword was designed to be as functional and battle-ready as it is visually appealing with its simple elegance and high carbon steel construction.
The pierced basket-hilt is a faithful reproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor. The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern favored by highlanders of the 1740s.
Every Celtic warrior or nobleman needs a sword to complete their historic ensemble. This Celtic Sword, with its thoroughly eye catching and authentic details, is not only a reenactment ready weapon, but also a handheld work of art.
In 1917, the US Navy decided to replace its Model 1860 cutlass which had been in service for 57 years. Cold Steels modern recreation of the 1917 Cutlass is as authentic as possible, modeled after an original copy in a personal collection.
On Sale For: $232.00
A hand and a half sword, also known as a bastard sword, is a very well known sword type from the medieval period. Now, with the Hand and a Half Broadsword, you can bring that iconic weapon into your reenactment battle or stage combat