Authentic Real Forged, Functional "Battle Ready Swords"
All the swords found in our functional swords section are real swords that are properly forged, tempered and made like the originals. They come in many different types for art forms like Tameshigiri, Iaito, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and WEMA. They are also suited for stage productions and fight choreography. These swords are classified as “battle ready swords” however, we use the term “functional swords” interchangeably.
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Reliks functional European swords are suitable for re-enactment, stage use or for theatrical duels. ... more »
Our functional Japanese swords and katana are suitable for the martial artist and collector. These s... more »
Reliks.com's functional Chinese swords are crafted for the martial artist, designed with consultatio... more »
Not all movie collectible swords are created equal. Many fantasy inspired pieces available on the sw... more »
Reliks sword store offers functional rapiers that are made for the historical fencer. These rapier a... more »
Our selection of American Sabers and British Sabres our hand forged and as functional as the origina... more »
Stage swords are made to withstand heavier abuse than our historically accurate “battle ready” sword... more »
The Highlander Swords from Scotland are something to behold even in its two distinct varieties. The ... more »
A swordsman has never become a master without the proper training equipment. We have a wide selectio... more »
Want to wear your sword to an event? Hang your sword on a wall? Sharpen your sword or just make sure... more »
New & Sword Updates
Posted: Oct 30, 2019
"Our goal was to make a sword that was without peer in terms of performance but would still have a beautiful and somewhat traditional look. Since the sword is intended to be a strong workhorse that you can rely on day in and day out for years, the sword is mounted in an understated "pine" motif.." (15) New images were added to the (Old Pine Katana) gallery today.
A forged sword is very strong but it won't last forever unless you follow these few easy tips to keep your sword looking like new throughout generations.
Functional swords are still produced like the originals. To make a sword blade a high carbon steel billet must be heated and hammered like they did in the medieval ages. Today we use some modern equipment to aide in the process but the fundamentals have not changed. Our hand made functional swords can range from a few days to several months to complete. Quality swords require time to properly forge, polish and to produce the fittings, but in the end it is worth the result; A hand forged functional sword worthy of a medieval knight. read some more?
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