European Swords

European Swords

Around 500 A.D., changing of the Roman regime in Europe marked the birth of the Medieval Sword, and the Dark Ages and Middle Ages. Advances in both weapons and armor appeared, for example the Medieval Two Handed sword (also the Broadsword), and the Medieval Knights armor. To defeat heavy armor and still cut and slash flesh, a Medieval Sword took on the role of piercing between crevices and sometimes strait through iron or steel armor. But not all war fighters had metal armor to wear, therefore, a sword would also need to be an efficient cutting and slashing weapon. Even as a medieval blade ages without maintenance, it will still have the ability to crush an opponent.

Starting from around the 6th century and onward, at least six different versions of Medieval Swords existed on the battlefield and often became family heirlooms. The Cutting Sword was adopted early on and was great for slashing , but lacked the power to defeat heavy armor. More famously, the Broadsword, which was sharpened on both edges of the blade and weighed around 5 pounds. During the crusades, many knights used a Falchion Sword, which was sharp on one side and was both short and heavy. Less commonly favored was the Scimitar, which has a curved edge and works well for traveling and horseback. Greatswords are possibly the ultimate Medieval Sword feared on the battlefield for it’s shear size (50-72 inches), weight (up to 10 pounds), and wielding with the strength of two hands. Finally, the Longsword (a.k.a. Two-handed sword or Bastardsword) was a compromise that could be handled with one hand or two hands.


20in Fantasy Sword SW786-200

20in Fantasy Sword SW786-200

Very Elaborate & Fine Detailing Silver Finished Cast MetalOverall Length: 20 Blade Length: 14Bla..

$23.90

300 Spartan Sword & Scabbard SW932-335WS

300 Spartan Sword & Scabbard SW932-335WS

Spartan 300 Fantasy Sword & Scabbard Very Good Quality and appearance Heavy weight sword Sword, ..

$79.90

300 Spartan Sword and Scabbard SW932-335

300 Spartan Sword and Scabbard SW932-335

Spartan 300 Fantasy Sword & Scabbard Very Good Quality and appearance Heavy weight sword Sword, ..

$75.90

31in Scimitar 901068-30

31in Scimitar 901068-30

Overall Length: 31Blade Length:21-1/2 Curved Blade Material: Stainless Steel , Not SharpHandle Mater..

$33.90

33in Pirate Sword & Sheath EW2257L

33in Pirate Sword & Sheath EW2257L

Overall Length: 33-1/2Blade Length: 27-1/2Blade Material: SteelHandle Material: Wire Wrapped Faux Le..

$43.50

34 in Scimitar Belly Dancers Sword SW665

34 in Scimitar Belly Dancers Sword SW665

Bellydancers SwordOverall Length: 34 , Blade length 27Blade Material: Stainless Steel Handle Gold Tr..

$49.90

34 in Scimitar SW637

34 in Scimitar SW637

Overall Length: 34 Blade Material: Stainless Steel Handle Gold Trim Sheath: Leather Custom Made ..

$49.90

34 Macleod Sword PK634S

34 Macleod Sword PK634S

Macleod SwordThis a large broad SwordOverall Length: 34Blade Length: 27 Double EdgedBlade Material: ..

$27.00

34in Scimitar EW1102

34in Scimitar EW1102

Overall Length: 34 Blade Material: Stainless Steel Handle Gold Trim Sheath: Leather Custom Made ..

$55.90

35 in Roman Broad Sword SW575

35 in Roman Broad Sword SW575

Finely Detailed Roman Broad Sword Overall Length: 34-3/4 Blade Length: 27 Double Edged, not sharp B..

$33.90

37in Rapier With Hard Scabbard 901121

37in Rapier With Hard Scabbard 901121

Beautiful Rapier With Hard Scabbard at a very good price Overall Length: 37 Blade Length: 29-1/2 Dou..

$57.90

37in Scimitar SH7060

37in Scimitar SH7060

Overall Length: 37-3/4Blade Length 28 Blade Material: Stainless Steel Pakawood Handle handle Silver ..

$43.90

38 in FULL TANG Warrior Sword. SW976-390

38 in FULL TANG Warrior Sword. SW976-390

FULL TANG Warrior Sword Overall Length: 38 Blade Length: 27 Sharp Blade Material: Carbon Steel Handl..

$41.90

40 in Excaliber Sword & Scabbard SW548-1

40 in Excaliber Sword & Scabbard SW548-1

Excalibur Silver Sword Overall Length: 40 Blade Length: 31 Blade Material: Stainless Steel , not sha..

$53.90

40 in King Golden Knights Sword 926784

40 in King Golden Knights Sword 926784

Golden Knights Gold Sword & PlaqueOverall Length: 35Blade Length: 26-1/2 Blade Material: Highly..

$53.90

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