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Functional Sword Store

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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Functional European Swords

Reliks functional European swords are suitable for re-enactment, stage use or for theatrical duels. ... more »

Functional Japanese Swords

Our functional Japanese swords and katana are suitable for the martial artist and collector. These s... more »

Functional Chinese Swords's functional Chinese swords are crafted for the martial artist, designed with consultatio... more »

Functional Fantasy Swords

Not all movie collectible swords are created equal. Many fantasy inspired pieces available on the sw... more »

Functional Rapiers

Reliks sword store offers functional rapiers that are made for the historical fencer. These rapier a... more »

Functional Sabre

Our selection of American Sabers and British Sabres our hand forged and as functional as the origina... more »

Stage Combat Swords

Stage swords are made to withstand heavier abuse than our historically accurate “battle ready” sword... more »

Scottish Claymore

The Highlander Swords from Scotland are something to behold even in its two distinct varieties. The ... more »

Practice Swords

A swordsman has never become a master without the proper training equipment. We have a wide selectio... more »

Sword Accessories

Want to wear your sword to an event? Hang your sword on a wall? Sharpen your sword or just make sure... more »

New Swords

Hot off the Forge! Check out the newest functional swords available in our online store and at our L... more »

What's New?

New & Sword Updates

Leif Erikson Sword


Leif Erikson Sword

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.

Brandenburg Rapier


Brandenburg Rapier

Posted: Dec 07, 2018

"The Brandenburg Rapier is a 17th Century Rapier with a forged high carbon steel blade.." (7) New images were added to the (Brandenburg Rapier) gallery today.

Talwar Sword


Talwar Sword

Posted: Dec 01, 2018

A new image was added to the (Talwar Sword) gallery. "The Cold Steel Talwar is the culmination of years of experimentation and extensive research"

Celtic Sword


Celtic Sword

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

"The Hanwei Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword was Selected as the 2018 Halloween Pumpkin Cutter!." (8) New images were added to the (Celtic Sword) gallery today.




Posted: Sep 20, 2018

"The Falcata was an Iberian Sword similar to the Greek Kopis." (9) New images were added to the (Falcata) gallery today.

Tourney Viking Sword


Tourney Viking Sword

Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Tourney Viking Sword added to the Stage Combat Swords section.

Our Tourney Viking Sparring and Stage Sword from Kingston Arms will set a new standard in this price point of re-enactment weaponry. Features like thru-tang han

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How to Maintain Your Sword

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.

Did you know?

Often a knights sword would only be sharpened on one side. The process of sharpening involves removing small amounts of steel to achieve a fine edge so to preserve the life of a sword they would only use one edge. It is possible that the non-sharpened thicker edge could have been used to block sword blows or even for strikes against armor, saving the sharpened sharp edge for softer targets. read some more?

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