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Functional Sword Store

Authentic Real Forged, Functional "Battle Ready Swords"

Featured - Sword of Homildon Hill

Sword of Homildon Hill

During the English-Scottish Wars, the King of England was preoccupied with the Hundred Years’ War in France. The border defense thereby fell largely to the Percy Family of Northumberland. During a border raid, the Scottish leader, Archibald IV, Earl of Douglas, was captured at a ....

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Featured - Cobra Steel Kopis

Cobra Steel Kopis

This piece from the Cobra Steel sword line is a modern interpretation of the ancient Greek Kopis. Like the original sword, the Cobra Steel draws from it's origins taking full advantage of the long re-curve. This feature extends the cutting edge of the blade without extending the ....

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BattleCry - By Windlass Steelcrafts & John Clements

BattleCry - By Windlass Steelcrafts & John Clements

The Battlecry functional line of historical swords, medieval daggers and axes built by Windlass Steelcrafts has been designed in conjunction with John Clements, whose knowledge of historical fencing and Medieval and Renaissance fighting methods is unsurpassed....

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The Roman Rudis

The Roman Rudis

A rudis is a wooden sword received by a gladiator who achieved earning his freedom or retirement. It was carried with him as proof of his accent from slavery and that he was now a freeman. The ex-gladiator now referred to as a rudiarii was now free to retire or seek other employm...

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Functional Sword Types

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Reliks functional European swords are suitable for re-enactment, stage use or for theatrical duels. These pieces are forged from high carbon steel with proper tempering processes and sword construction for safety and durability. These swords not only replicate the originals aesthetically but also in production technique. These swords can hold there own with those found on historic medieval battlefields.

Our functional Japanese swords and katana are suitable for the martial artist and collector. These swords come with live blades suitable for tamashgiri. The factory sharpened edges are ready to cut tatami mats. These Japanese swords are made by top manufactures and sword smiths from around the world using authentic materials and sword production techniques.

A swordsman has never become a master without the proper training equipment. We have a wide selection of boken, shinai and wasters for the martial artist and re-enactor. These wooden swords, foam swords and aluminum training swords are perfect for training sword technique and sword forms. These swords are the safest for live demonstrations or presentations that should not be performed with your live blades.

Not all movie collectible swords are created equal. Many fantasy inspired pieces available on the sword market are all show and no go! That isn't true for the functional fantasy swords found here. These functional swords are as pleasing to look at but are also forged out of proper steels with expert tempering for the sword practitioner. History may not be your thing but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a quality functional sword!

Reliks.com's functional Chinese swords are crafted for the martial artist, designed with consultation of martial arts masters ensuring proper weight and balance for the martial artist. Our tai chi swords and kung fu swords are produced by accomplished sword smiths and are not only aesthetically pleasing, these swords are carefully crafted tools for the martial artist.

Reliks sword store offers functional rapiers that are made for the historical fencer. These rapier are authentically crafted to withstand full force fencing and swordplay. Replacement sparring blades are available for several modals of our rapier for those who want to interchange between a live and sparring blade. These pieces are as aesthetically pleasing for the sword collector and equally functional for the practitioner.

Did you know? 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.