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Functional Sword Store

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.

Functional Sword Categories

Shop for Functional Swords by Type

Functional European Swords

Functional European Swords

Reliks functional European swords are suitable for re-enactment, stage use or for theatrical duels. ... more »

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Functional Japanese Swords

Functional Japanese Swords

Our functional Japanese swords and katana are suitable for the martial artist and collector. These s... more »

Functional Japanese Swords »

Functional Chinese Swords

Functional Chinese Swords

Reliks.com's functional Chinese swords are crafted for the martial artist, designed with consultatio... more »

Functional Chinese Swords »

Functional Fantasy Swords

Functional Fantasy Swords

Not all movie collectible swords are created equal. Many fantasy inspired pieces available on the sw... more »

Functional Fantasy Swords »

Functional Rapiers

Functional Rapiers

Reliks sword store offers functional rapiers that are made for the historical fencer. These rapier a... more »

Functional Rapiers »

Functional Sabre

Functional Sabre

Our selection of American Sabers and British Sabres our hand forged and as functional as the origina... more »

Functional Sabre »

Stage Combat Swords

Stage Combat Swords

Stage swords are made to withstand heavier abuse than our historically accurate “battle ready” sword... more »

Stage Combat Swords »

Scottish Claymore

Scottish Claymore

The Highlander Swords from Scotland are something to behold even in its two distinct varieties. The ... more »

Scottish Claymore »

Practice Swords

Practice Swords

A swordsman has never become a master without the proper training equipment. We have a wide selectio... more »

Practice Swords »

Sword Accessories

Sword Accessories

Want to wear your sword to an event? Hang your sword on a wall? Sharpen your sword or just make sure... more »

Sword Accessories »

New Functional Swords

New Swords

Hot off the Forge! Check out the newest functional swords available in our online store and at our L... more »

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What's New?

New & Sword Updates

Acre Crusader Broadsword

$274.99 USD Currency

Acre Crusader Broadsword

Posted: Jun 27, 2020

A new image was added to the (Acre Crusader Broadsword) gallery. "This is a very authentic blackened battlecry sword"

Lotus Citadel Katana
New
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$2199.00 USD Currency

Lotus Citadel Katana

Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Lotus Citadel Katana added to the Functional Japanese Swords section.

The Lotus is made in the same manner as the more costly Ocean and Bamboo Citadel katana but with a focus on cutting practice this sword's fittings have been sim

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ATrim Cutlass
New

$430.99 USD Currency

ATrim Cutlass

Posted: Jun 25, 2020

"This is a highly unique sword created by master sword smith Gus Trim." (6) New images were added to the (ATrim Cutlass) gallery today.

Bamboo Citadel Katana
New
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$2799.00 USD Currency

Bamboo Citadel Katana

Posted: Jun 18, 2020

Bamboo Citadel Katana added to the Functional Japanese Swords section.

This rendition of the classical bamboo themed katana is a light and fast sword. Hand forged from imported European DNH7 high carbon steel the differentially har

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Moroha Zukuri - Raptor Katana
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$395.99 USD Currency

Moroha Zukuri - Raptor Katana

Posted: Jun 12, 2020

Moroha Zukuri - Raptor Katana added to the Through Tempered Katana section.

Forged in the Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri style, the blade design of the Moroha Zukuri Katana is based on a Tachi blade believed to have been forged around 800 AD by

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Cutting Dao
New

$431.99 USD Currency

Cutting Dao

Posted: May 21, 2020

Cutting Dao added to the Functional Chinese Swords section.

Designed by noted martial artist and teacher Scott M. Rodell, Hanwei's Chinese Cutting Sword provides a purpose-built weapon for the art of cutting in Chinese S

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How To Maintain a Functional Sword

How to Maintain Your Sword

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.

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Did you know?

Later period swords were generally longer and came to a finer tip then its predecessors. As the times evolved the medieval soldiers armor became stronger and less penetrable. These fully armoured knights could stand up to several heavy sword strikes without even slowing down. Tactics were forced to change and this era sword would need the ability to dig into the weak parts of the armour. They were designed to penetrate unprotected areas like the inside of the elbow, armpits, neck and through the openings in the helm. read some more?

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