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: 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 simContinue To The Product Listing
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 harContinue To The Product Listing
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 byContinue 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.
That folding the steel in a Japanese katana won't make your sword any stronger. The folded katana is legendary but in today's world of sword forging it is not necessary for a strong martial arts blade. It is still produced by the very best sword smiths who honor the past tradition and some will even go as far producing them from authentic “iron sands”. The folding process was to remove the impurities from the steel making it strong. Today with our advanced metal refining sword forging can begin with 99.9% pure material making it no longer necessary. A traditional folded katana is still legendary and with a finger polish are aesthetically beautiful and a must for any real sword collection. read some more?
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