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 »
A swordsman has never become a master without the proper training equipment. We have a wide selectio... more »
Want to wear your sword to a Renfair or Renactment event? Hang your sword on a wall? Sharpen your sw... more »
Hot off the Forge! Check out the newest functional swords available in our online store and at our L... more »
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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 would designed to penetrate unprotected areas like the inside of the elbow, armpits, neck and through the openings in the helm.
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