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: Dec 12, 2018
"The pommel and guard have been lavishly sculpted with sea dragons and intricate knotwork, making this a true beauty of a piece. The wooden grip has been covered in black leather and three knotwork rings.." (8) New images were added to the (Leif Erikson Sword) 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.
The pirate or naval cutlass wasn't as long as the typical swords carried on land. During a military battle at sea or an attack by pirates a “boarding” was a common tactic. There was great value in a captured ship but if that wasn't the prize, you would certainly want to loot it before you sunk her to the depths for Davey Jones. A lot of fighting would take place on and below the deck where there was not much room to maneuver. A shorter sword had a great advantage over any great sword in tight quarters. read some more?
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