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: Oct 27, 2022
Roman Gladius (AS-IS Misfit) added to the Roman Gladius section.
This is a functional Roman Gladius from a forge contract that didn't quite go as planned. The Gladius turned out great! The scabbard turned out great! Only oneContinue To The Product Listing
Posted: Aug 17, 2022
Miao Dao - L6 added to the Functional Chinese Swords section.
The Miao Dao, the "grain leaf" sabre, receives its name from the early 20th century despite its ancient origin. Its history is a subject of debate among some sContinue 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.
Many people think it is good luck to display a horseshoe curved like a smile and unlucky to hang it like a frown. When displaying a samurai sword the reverse is true. If you display the sword like it is smiling the edge of your katana will be resting on the inside of the saya (blade cover). Over time the most subtle vibrations from walking around or booming movies through your surround sound system can begin to dull your blade which is vibrating on wood. That will make you frown. read some more?
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