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: Aug 26, 2021
Mukade Katana added to the Differential Tempered Katana section.
A limited edition of only 10, the Mukade Katana produced by Ron Chen in his forge in Taiwan. According to Japanese folklore the Mukade (giant centipede) is immoContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Jul 14, 2021
Honshu Double Edge Katana added to the Economical Katana section.
The Honshu Boshin Double Edge Sword fuses tradition and innovation to yield a masterwork of modern sword design. The sword boasts a 30 1/2” 1060 high carbContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Jul 06, 2021
Uesugi Katana added to the Differential Tempered Katana section.
Uesugi Kenshin was one of feudal Japans most unique and honorable daimyo of Senkugo period. Being born Nageo Kagetora, a third or fourth son, his early years weContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Jul 03, 2021
Civilian Shashka added to the Single Hand European Swords section.
Here is an excellent replica of a traditional shaska you would find among the common folk of Caucasus Mountain in the 1700s. Simple, powerful and graceful in thContinue 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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