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: Feb 18, 2021
Imperial Tanto added to the Samurai Tanto section.
The matching Tanto for the Citadel Imperial Katana is themed in the symbolic flower of the royal family of Japan, the Chrysanthemum. In addition the golden coloContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Feb 17, 2021
Honshu Boshin Grosse Messer added to the Functional European Swords section.
The Honshu Boshin Grosse Messer Sword is an exceptional addition to the Boshin line of tactical weapons, which blends tradition and innovation and style and funContinue 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.
Early period single hand medieval swords are generally “tip heavy”. At the time when these swords were carried, they were facing opponents dressed in suits of chain, maille armor or chain mail. They would also be using a shield for defense. Having a tip heavy sword made it easier to deliver powerful blows which wouldn't slice the chainmaille but deliver severe impact damage to the target behind it. With luck you may also be able to knock their shield free. read some more?
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