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 swords.... 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: Dec 16, 2020
The Samurai Tanto is the shortest of the swords carries by the later period Samurai. It was primarily used like a knife or stabbing weapon but could also be used for utility work. The tanto would often be found paired with a katana or as a set with a katana anView New Section
Posted: Nov 27, 2020
1881 Shashka Saber added to the Functional Sabre section.
The unique Shashka (or Shashqua) cavalry saber has its roots in the 12th century Caucasus region of Europe. Long associated with the Cossacks, the “CavalrContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Nov 27, 2020
Mercenary Sword added to the Two Handed Long Swords section.
The Mercenary is an imposing sword in the 15th century style. Paul Chen offers this sword with a triple-fullered blade, steel S-curve guard and scent stopper pContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Nov 12, 2020
Ocean Tanto added to the Functional Japanese Swords section.
Citadel's swords and tanto are completely hand-made one off customs made entirely in their small shop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We've asked them to make for us aContinue To The Product Listing
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.
There are several versions of the same sword portrayed as a single sword while making of a movie. A designer will make a beautiful design that will be for the hero of the film. This piece will be seen in the close ups and promo shots. There will also be a lighter version produced out of aluminium, plastic or foam that will be rarely seen on screen long enough to notice. This sword is much lighter for the actors to carry all day while shooting. Then there will be swords for the battle scenes, which can sometimes eat up several “look alike” swords due to battlefield damage. read some more?
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