Reliks has selected manufacturers that offer consistant quality products and our proud to carry all of the following brands.
With the advance of technology over 100 years ago, swords became quaint curiosities. Modern copies were no longer required to actually function. With no battlefield feedback from real warriors, manufacturers lost touch with how to make fully functioning swords. The emphasis switched to appearance. These swords swim against the tide and are just as functional as the originals. These swords look like the originals, feel like the originals, flex and balance like the originals, and finally, can actually cut like the originals! You get a strong sense of awe and respect for the power of these weapons that others can not generate. Reliks is proud to offer the Windlass Steelcrafts® line, who's research and development department is continuously focused on improving quality and developing new designs that are historically accurate in form and function while using proper methods and materials to achieve this goal.
SkyJiro forges swords of tradition and beauty, the refined blades made by SkyJiro Forge offer an excellent choice of options, including swords made using Traditional Tamahagane (Steel smelted from Iron Sand), Oroshigane (Steel smelted from Iron Pieces), Forge-Folded blades, Forged Edge-Tempered, Forged Through-Tempered also using SkyJiro Forge’s Special Proprietary Blade Hardening. Excellent swords for the martial artist and collector.
Today, the names Hanwei and its founder, Paul Chen, engender an image of fine functional swords and historical weaponry. Based in Dalian, China, Hanwei manages to combine traditional craftsmanship with modern tooling and metallurgy, in a way that enables it to supply a world-wide market while meeting or exceeding the quality of custom-made products.
Canadian Company, Darksword Armory's combat ready swords are individually hand forged using the same techniques as those used during the 14th Century. Producing historically accurate designs of medieval swords, Darksword Armory has gained a good reputation in the combat ready medieval swords community.
Today, the original Ka-Bar USMC Fighting / Utility Knife remains the first choice for many Marines who choose to carry it as their personal option knife during service. It is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, outdoor sportsmen and, of course, knife collectors who know that this knife – this “American Legend” – deserves a place in their collection.
Cold Steel, Incorporated is a company seeking to making the strongest, sharpest knives in the world. Since 1980 Cold Steel has been at the forefront of knife innovations including the introduction of San Mai III® steel. Cold Steel is constantly striving to make the world’s strongest, sharpest knives. That goal as elusive and difficult to achieve as it is, has been the same for the past thirty years.
High quality knives and very innovative designs can be expected from Kershaw. Kershaw works with several key designers including Ken Onion, creator of the Speedsafe knife, making certain that the quality demands of there customers are met. Kershaw knives back there knives with a lifetime warranty.
Since 1974, Kai USA has brought you what you have come to expect and with there new line of Zero Tolerance Combat Knives, the legacy continues. Kai has teamed up with Ken Onion and Strider Knives to bring you a new series of professional-grade combat knives built to survive the harsh, real-world situations that confront you every day. Called ZT, Zero Tolerance. And that is the ultimate goal Zero Tolerance in design, Zero Tolerance in function and Zero Tolerance in performance.
At Buck, you’ll always find a wide range of knives to choose from. Each knife Buck brings to market has been thoughtfully designed and engineered. Buck uses the very best materials and state-of-the-art technology to create knives that meet the exacting demands you would expect of a high quality knife.
Totally committed to creating the world's finest specialized knives and tools, SOG became the first knife manufacturer to expand its line to include a broad scope of fixed blades, folding knives and multipurpose tools. SOG's patented inventions and unique, futuristic style have earned SOG many awards and recognition as an industry innovator and premier designer.
Spyderco repeatedly tests there knives for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials. Accused of designing there knives in the dark, Spyderco has created very interesting and unique designs never before seen in the pocket knife community.
After an unparalleled success story around the world, the VICTORINOX "Swiss Army Knife" is even orbiting the earth as part of the standard equipment of the Space Shuttle Crew. The knife has also been successfully proven on expeditions: in the arctic ice of the North Pole; on the highest peak on earth, Mount Everes and in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon.
MTech USA knives create very good quality entry level knives that are tailored to fit even the most moderate budget. These knives will give you a great bang for the buck without breaking the bank.
United Cutlery and the United brand has always been recognized by their unique product designs that cover virtually every category in the blade world from functional to fantasy. Amongst their most known products is the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie prop replicas. Other notable collections are from industry designers such as Kit Rae and Gil Hibben. United Cutlery and their innovative designers have strived to produce quality products under brands such as Honshu, M48, Hibben Knives, and Kit Rae Fantasy Art in the knife, prop replicas, fantasy collectibles and samuari sword categories.
Entering the knife and sword world in 1984. designer Kit Rae has brought several fantasy art designs most notably the “Swords of the Ancients” Collection. Kit Rae has not only designed pieces for United Cutlery, Harley Davidson, Remington and Colt, Kit Rae's pieces have been seen in numerous television shows from the X-Files to Star Trek and have also been seen on the big screen in movies such as Spiderman 2, Star Trek Nemesis and The Cronicals of Riddick!
Gil Hibben achieved unusual yet deserved fame as a custom knife maker and his work has been featured anywhere people talk about knives. Over several decades he has attracted a following of famous collectors including John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Segal. Gil's fame dramatically increased in 1988 when Sylvestor Stallone, who had purchased several of Gil's custom knives for his own collection, asked Gil to design the now famous knife used in the movie Rambo III. This was just one of over 30 movies and television shows that have featured Gil's designs including Star Trek Generations.
Elk Ridge offers some classic bush craft and folding knives for the outdoors man and gentleman. These knives are up to almost any task even lacking some of the more modern “super steels” and exotic materials. They are not going for luxury, they are just made to work while fitting into the tightest budget. For economy knives they will still deliver as a usable and dependable knife.
Get Dressed For Battle has been gaining popularity in Europe over the years as the number one supplier of affordable, functional garments and armour for reenactment and combat use. We’re offering a wide range of GDFB products and adding more every day.
Dragon King Forge is headed by master designer Frenchie Jin who has designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career. To simply state the he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement.The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line.
Casström has made a name for itself in Europe and the UK over the last several years putting their unique spin on the traditional Scandinavian bushcraft knife in innovative ways. Speaking to these innovative features David Cassini Bäckström, owner of Casström, says “Improved functionality or durability is the main aim, however all the products need to look good also. The style is traditional whilst we seek to innovate the way our knives feel, are carried or the material combinations if necessary. Not everything traditional is functional, this is where the thinking cap goes on and we come up with new ideas.”
From the battlefields of Crecy to the theatre of Shakespeare and beyond, you will find no finer swords crafted for the practitioners and aficionados of the European Sword than Kingston Arms. Their sharp swords are made to period accurate specifications from pommel to tip and all in between. Re-enactment, Stage Combat and HEMA Sparring Swords though are their speciality! Featuring innovations such as the King-Peen system and tough through-hardened spring steel blades these swords last years of use under the most demanding conditions.
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