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Darksword Armory

Fantasy Leg Armor
The fantasy leg armor, comprising of one of the most complex design Darksword Armory have created to date, is made of 12 interlocking fully articulated parts to create a stunning medieval armor. The leg armor is made of 16 g steel and fully functional for reenactment combat. With suspension and adjusting straps are fitted to the leg armor. These are fully articulate, allowing full mobility.

€469.00*

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The Ranger
The Ranger Medieval Sword, Inspirational Type: XIIIa blade. The Lord of the Rings Ranger medieval sword is a recreation from the popular trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Ranger is hand Crafted with 5160 High Carbon Steel, tempered to a Rockwell of 60. As with all our battle ready swords, the tang is peened over the pommel. The beautifully detailed leather handle is accentuated by the unique pommel, making this one of the most recognized fantasy swords. The blade is forged with a deep full length fuller. The Ranger battle ready sword is a very tough inspirational two handed sword. The broad long blade delivers lethal blows aided by its weight. The Ranger medieval sword, at approx. 2400 g, is by far Darksword Armorys heaviest battle ready sword, mainly deriving from the large pommel and guard. Details: Overall Length: approx. 116.8 cm Blade Length: approx. 91.5 cm Blade Width: approx. 5 cm HRC: 53 POB: approx. 10.2 cm Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel Weight: approx. 2411 g

€899.00*

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The Nomad
Rangers are a fantasy character 'archetype,' idealized warriors who fight with honour and have a deep and abiding respect for nature. From Strider and the Dunedain Rangers in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings novels to Drizzt Do'Urden in the Forgotten Realms books, Rangers are one of the most popular characters in fantasy fiction and role-playing games. Frequently depicted as the "lone warrior" character fighting in the shadows against evil, Rangers fight with sword, knife and bow, and are talented in all manner of wilderness and tracking skills. Friend of elves and other mystical creatures, they have a tendency to wander the land alone in search of injustice. Hence the name of this Ranger-inspired weapon: 'The Nomad.' Details: Weight: approx. 1589 g Overall Length: approx. 107 cm Blade Length: approx. 76 cm Blade width at base: approx. 3.8 cm POB: approx. 2.5 cm from Guard Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€799.00*

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Limited Edition Excalibur Medieval Sword
Excalibur is offered as a limited edition collectible of 500 battle ready swords worldwide! Eyal Azerad, Founder of Darksword Armory: “As a collector and bladesmith, the making of Excalibur was a deeply personal project. As for many, John Boorman’s 1981 Epic Film was not only my favorite movie but, as a child, my introduction to the ‘Middle Ages’. This introduction, chrystalized John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’ at the core of my life. Hence, forging the Excalibur medieval sword, was a deeply personal project for myself and the staff alike. We felt we owed this battle ready sword our utmost attention. Making yet another simple recreation of Excalibur was not an option. The staff and I agreed that not only did our recreation of Excalibur have to uphold the Darksword Armory standards for which we have become internationally renowned for, but also converge the highest standard of aesthetism. That being said, we have decided to offer Excalibur in a limited release.” The Excalibur is limited to 500 examples worldwide! Each battle ready sword includes: • Beautifully printed and individually Numbered Certificate • Premium grade Scabbard and optional interlaced sword belt Details: Overall Length: approx. 108 cm Blade Length: approx. 86.4 cm Blade Width at base: approx. 5 cm Handle Length: approx. 15.2 cm Weight: approx. 1730 g Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€899.00*

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Two handed Danish Sword
Danish Two Handed Sword, Type XVIIIe, Medieval Sword 15th Century (1410-1500) The history of Denmark is filled with tumultuous periods of war and strife, conflicts driven by the same political and religious factors that were widespread throughout Medieval and Post-Medieval Europe. Smaller kingdoms were swallowed up by larger, and larger kingdoms splintered apart. Due to this fairly colorful history, the Danes became known for some distinctive weaponry, of which this Danish Two-Handed battle ready Sword is an example. This medieval sword is classified as an Oakeshott Type XVIIIe, a very unusual member of the Type XVIII group. These two handed danish sword are some of the few that can be safely tied to a specific region. Type XVIIIe medieval swords have been found almost exclusively in Denmark. It is believed however that some examples may actually be German or Italian in origin. The unique and defining characteristic of this type of sword is its unusual narrowed ricasso.It features a long, stiff diamond shaped blade with an extremely long handle, making it suitable for cut and thrust swordplay as many other swords were in the later 15th Century. Light and well balanced, this two handed battle ready sword has excellent cutting and thrusting abilities. Guided and balanced with the decorated globe pommel pommel, the pointed guard can be used as a weapon capable of stabbing under the gorget and helmet, effectively defeating the opponent. The Danish Two handed battle ready sword sword also has a long unsharpened ricasso that can be gripped to shorten up the blade for closer work. This option to fight with the “half sword” makes the Danish Two-Handed Medieval Sword an incredibly versatile weapon. Details: Overall Length: approx. 127 cm Blade Length: approx. 99 cm Blade Width: approx. 3.8 cm HRC: 60, 48-50 at the core Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel Weight: approx. 1333 g Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€879.00*

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5 lobe Viking Medieval sword
The British Museum in London. 800-950 AD One of the most coveted medieval weapons among medieval sword collectors is the Viking medieval sword. Given the multitude of Viking battle ready swords on the market, one wonders whether the market is saturated. Many reproductions however, play into the stereotype of Viking battle ready swords as little more than long cleavers - heavy, brutish weapons wielded by a brutal people. These reproductions fail to capture the spirit or “function” of the Viking medieval sword as an important step in the evolution of the European medieval sword, from earlier Romanesque styles to the arming battle ready swords of medieval times. The most authoritive typology of the Viking battle ready sword was written by Dr. Jan Peterson in 1919. Focusing on variations in pommel and guards to formulate a 26 category scheme, Jan Perterson created a typological reference to determine the date of each sub type. The five lobed Viking battle sword is the quintessential Norse weapon during the Viking age. The blade has the distinctive wide fuller and spatulate tip, typical of designs from the Viking era. While using a Type 4 blade from the Geibig Typology, Darksword Armory fitted the five lobe Viking medieval sword with an extended handle that is long enough for both "hammer" and "handshake" grip. The type 4 blade, found from the mid-tenth century through the mid-eleventh century, features a slight taper and a fuller which extends the blade’s full length. DA carefully crafted this Viking medieval sword to reflect the Norse cultural and artistic heritage. Exceptional tools of war, the Viking medieval swords also attest to the Viking culture’s keen interest in art and aesthetic beauty. The Viking battle ready sword features a 30 inch blade, forged with 5160 High Carbon Steel and Dual Tempered HRc 60 and 48-50 at the core. Details: Overall Length: approx. 91.4 cm Blade Length: approx. 76.2 cm Blade Material: 5160 Carbon Steel HRC: 60 Weight: approx. 993 g Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€999.00*

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Viking Helmet
Viking Helmet, with leather liner. Made of 14g steel. The viking sword is legal for all reenactment combat groups. One of the newest Medieval Armor pieces of Darksword Armory.

€349.00*

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Viking Axe
The axe is one of the first tools to be manufactured by humankind. The simplicity of its construction and its inherent versatility means that axes have been an integral part of every human culture. Axes however are associated to the Vikings more than any other group of warriors. Axes were a vital part of Viking life, as evidenced by archaeological digs at Viking sites. However, it's important to understand that the basis of Viking life was not raping and pillaging, but agriculture. Axes were an essential farming and household tool. As they did with all of their weapons, Vikings usually named their axes, often naming them after she-trolls. However, axes never had the same cultural significance to Viking warriors as swords and spears did. The Viking axe was not a sacred weapon but an immensely practical one; something that could be for combat but was most commonly called on for simple domestic or agricultural duties. In war however, the Viking axe was a devastating weapons in hand-to-hand combat, capable of splitting a man's skull, or thrown against an opponent’s shield. Around the 10th century, the Vikings developed the weapon known as the Dane Axe. This is that huge, terrifying battle axe that we commonly associate with Vikings. Its shaft could be as long as six feet, and the head had a cutting surface of up to twelve inches. The head of the Dane Axe was extremely thin, with thicknesses as narrow as 2mm along the edge of the blade. With a lightweight design, these were easy to swing and provided a wide radius of destruction with little risk to the axe getting stuck, although they were not as useful in hand-to-hand combat as the smaller hand axe. Although associated with Vikings - the Dane Axe still appears on the state coat of arms of Norway - the Dane Axe was actually most popular in England, where it continued to be used into the 16th century, long after the influence of the Vikings had waned. Details: Axe Head Material: 1095 Steel Handle Material: Ash Wood Overall Length: approx. 76.2 cm Axe Head Height: approx. 17.8 cm Axe Head Width: approx. 19 cm Weight: approx. 1872.7 g

€239.00*

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Norman WMA Reenactment Medieval Sword
Darksword Armory’s Re-enactment & Stage weapons are specifically made for Western Martial Arts (HEMA/WMA) practitioners and theatrical groups. The HEMA Norman sword is made, following the requirements and guidelines of the “Battle of the Nations”, with sturdy 2mm edge and slightly rounded tips for safety. Responsive, safe and sturdy, our staff has produced these complex and functional designs, able to withstanding the most abusive treatment. Details 5160 High Carbon Steel Fittings : Mild Steel Blade Thickness: 2 mm edge Total Length: 37.5″ Blade Length : 31.5″ Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz.

€499.00*

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The Guardlan Elite Sword
Limited Edition Elite Series SwordsDarksword Armory’s Elite Series swords are individually hand forged, following the strictest guidelines. The Damascus steel blades, guards and pommels are made with a blend of 1095, 5160, L-6 and O1 steel, giving a stunning contrast to the folded steel layering.Darksword Armory Elite models are limited to 100 swords worldwide ! Once sold, we will not be making other examples of the same model. Each sword comes with a scabbard, interlaced sword belt and an Elite Series numbered certificate stamped with the “Darksword Elite” Wax seal. Each certificate is individually signed by Eyal Azerad, owning founder of Darksword Armory Inc.We are confident that our Elite Series swords will impress even the most discriminating collector.TheGuardlan Viking Sword is a blend of history and modern design. Taking its inspiration from Norse culture, this battle-ready sword is hand forged and fully functional. A unique two-handed version of a traditional Viking design, the broad blade is significantly longer than our single-handed designs. The extra heft of the sword would be absolutely devastating in battle, capable of broad slashes that could cut down a warrior in his prime – or sweep an attacker from horseback. Details: Total Length: 39.5″ Blade Length : 30″ Grip Length: 8″ POB: 4.5″ Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz

€2,998.99*

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The Sage Medieval Fantasy Dagger
"They are old swords, very old swords of the High Elves of the West, my kin. They were made in Gondolin for the Goblin-wars. They must have come from a dragon’s hoard or goblin plunder, for dragons and goblins destroyed that city many ages ago. … This, Gandalf, was Glamdring, Foe-hammer that the king of Gondolin once wore. Keep them well!”–The Hobbit, Chapter 3The Sage Dagger is the companion piece to our ever popular Sage Sword. In J.R.R Tolkien’s books, Elves are powerful beings, whose grace, beauty and skill are all too often overshadowed by their hubris. The Elves fight against the Dark Lord for a millennium, sometimes winning decisive battles, other times bring brought to the brink of extinction. Only their strength that burns in their hearts seems to help them carry the day; their strength and the weapons of power that they create. Inspired by Glamdring, the elven sword carried by Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films, the Sage is a battle ready dagger crafted with Tolkien’s realm in mind.Despite being a fantasy dagger, the Sage has been designed and crafted for actual use and combat. The dagger handles beautifully. It is a very responsive sword that feels “alive” , light yet powerful. The relatively wide leaf shaped blade feels like it can deliver damaging blows to anything in it’s path, while keeping a look of grace. The Sage dagger’s characteristics make it a fantasy weapon of choice for collectors and will certainly be a centerpiece and a conversation piece at the center of any collection. Specs 5160 High Carbon Steel Dual hardened tempered to a Rockwell of 53 Total length: 18.5″ Blade length: 12″ Handle length: 3 1/4″ Blade width at base: 1 1/2″ Weight: 1lbs 5oz

€389.00*

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The Squire Medieval Dagger
The process of becoming a knight has been depicted in fiction and pop culture many times. Most people in Western culture who have been exposed, even tangentially, to historical fiction are aware that a knight follows a code of honor, and may even know its name: Chivalry. Most people are probably aware that knights wear full plate armor to ride into battle or the joust. They would also be aware that knights we not born, but made, in a ceremony involving a sword being tapped on their shoulders – and some may even know that before knights undergo this ceremony, they are known as something else – squires.The process to become a knight was this: a noble-born boy, younger than 10 years old, would be put into service learning manners, etiquette, art, weapons, and about the essential duties of knights in society. At a certain age – usually 13 or 14 – the age would graduate to become a squire, or a knight-in-training. The squire would be apprenticed to a knight, and at this point their true training would begin. The squire would help the knight care for his armor, horse, and weapons, wait on their personal needs, and generally support them as staff on a daily basis. The knight, in turn, would train the squire in the arts of war needed to be an effective combatant on the battlefield. In fact, some squires would even accompany their knights into battle, defending them and learning to wage war in the most hands-on way possible. And, when they were ready, the squire would take his final step toward becoming a knight.The Accolade – that holy ceremony in which a young man died to their old self and was “reborn” symbolically as a knight – was a revered coming-of-age ceremony in the Middle Ages. The ceremony itself was relatively simple: at the age of 21 a squire would undergo a ritual cleanse on the eve of his knighting ceremony, then stay awake the entire night in a prayer vigil. In the morning, the squire would take his vows of obedience to his lord and to the Church, and he would arise from his knees a knight. The knight would go on to act in service, to display courtesy to ladies, and to be a force for good in the world for decades to come (at least, this was the ideal). As long as the knight was alive, though, he would always remember the squire he had once been.The Squire dagger, companion to the Squire Sword, is designed with those apprentice knights in mind. A mid-length, double-edged blade crafted from tempered 5160 spring steel provides a durable and resilient striking edge. The blade has a 3/4 length fuller. The simple, curved guard sets this dagger apart from the standard cruciform hilt sword, and the wheel pommel is a classic design. What sets this dagger apart, is its handling. Weighing 1 lbs, the Squire is a startlingly fast and responsive dagger. In the hands of a growing apprentice knight, the Squire would be a suitable training or combat weapon; in your hands, it would be a lively dagger that begs to be put through its paces.Being specifically designed for close quarter combat, the Squire handles beautifully. It is a very responsive sword that feels “alive” and light in the hand. Easily wieldable even in novice hands, the Squire dagger’s characteristics make it a medieval weapon of choice for all collectors. The dagger is perfectly balance for swift movement and powerful delivery in both cut and thrust motions.While historically made for the noble elites, the Squire is perfect for beginner and advanced students of the sword. The Crusader dagger is a light, responsive and enjoyable dagger to handle while being resilient enough to withstand actual use in combat. Specs 5160 High Carbon Steel Dual hardened tempered to a Rockwell of 53 Total length: 17″ Blade length: 12″ Handle length: 3 1/4″ Blade width at base: 1 1/2″ Weight: 1lbs 0oz

€389.00*

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Elven High King Ringil Sword
Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, the Darksword Armory Ringil is a European-style sabre with a fantasy twist. In the ancient history of Middle Earth, Ringil was carried by the elven High King Fingolfin, the most valiant warrior who ever lived. One of the few named weapons in Tolkien’s works, Ringil was used by Fingolfin in his epic single combat against the Dark Lord Morgoth. This deadly Elven blade gave the Dark Lord wounds from which he never recovered. Our version of Ringil is single-edged, as were many of the Elven weapons of the Second Age depicted in the Peter Jackson Fellowship of the Ring prologue. A hand-and-a-half sabre, this sword is similar to 16th century Swiss designs – with a fantasy twist. With excellent handing, a carved hardwood handle, and Elven script on the blade this sword sits comfortable at the intersection of deadly and beauty. SPECS: Total Length : 46” Blade Length: 34” grip: 8.5″ Blade Width: 2 ” Crossguard Length: 6” Guard Depth: 7/8” Blade Material 5160 High carbon steel Pommel Material: C-24 mild steel Weight: 3 lbs 13oz. Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€999.00*

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The “Birger” Viking Axe
The Midgard serpent Jörmungandr is a central component of Norse mythology, so much so that it extends both far into the past and far into our own future. Also known as the Midgard Serpent or the World Serpent, Jörmungandr was the offspring of the Norse god Loki, and appears in several Norse writings. The Prose Edda is the primary source for our knowledge about Jörmungandr, though many surviving skaldic poems make reference to this being especially as gods such as Thor encounter it in their adventures. Like Fenrir the wolf, Yggdrasil the world tree, and the gods themselves, Jörmungandr is one of the central features of Viking lore and is one of the beings that will begin the final battle of Ragnarök.Jörmungandr’s origins in Norse mythology are similar to the other children of Loki. Many ages ago, the importance of Loki’s three children – Jörmungandr, Fenrir, and the goddess Hel – was foretold. Odin, seeking to delay Ragnarök as long as possible, banished these three children from Asgard. Jörmungandr he cast deep into the ocean, where the great serpent would grow so massive that he would wrap around the entire planet in a huge circle. In most depictions of Jörmungandr, he is depicted in this pose encircling the world and biting the end of his tail like an Ouroboros, an ancient symbol found in many cultures from the early world. According to prophecy about the end of the world, when Jörmungandr releases the end of his tail from his jaws the final battle of the gods will begin. Jörmungandr and Thor are fated to fight each other to the death, and while Thor will kill the World Serpent it’s poison will corrupt the God of Thunder utterly – he will make it but nine paces away from his foe before falling. Certainly, not an end you will see in Marvel movies.The name Jörmungandr is an almost poetic title that likely means “The Vast Binding,” and similar to his brother Fenrir Jörmungandr spends the majority of world history bound but fated to be released one day. This is a recurring theme in Norse mythology, that great evils are prevented from harming our world but only for a short time. Ragnarök, and the end of all things, are inevitable. The only thing that prevents this is the actions the gods have taken to hold back the dark and protect us from the final battle for as long as they can.The Birger axe is inspired by the protection of the gods. A Peterson Type B/Wheeler III design, the axe head shape was commonly used between the 600-840’s CE. The upper edge of the head has a relatively gentle curve, while the bottom edge steeply drops into a deep beard. This creates a long cutting and splitting blade capable of severe destruction. The hardwood handle is extended to allow for improved reach, making this not just a raiding weapon but a weapon of war. The Norse knotwork depicts a rising serpent, indicative of Jörmungandr and the threat he poses to our world. An intimidating presence, the Birger axe is our offering to those who are protectors in their own realms. Total Length : 35” Viking Axe head (width): 8” Viking Axe head (Hight) 7” long Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz.

€429.00*

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Eindride Sword Folded Steel Blade
The Eindride (“One Who Rides Alone”) In Norse mythology and legend, there are few symbols more prominent than the wolf. A wolf pack was representative of attributes like strength, loyalty, and a stark reminder of the mortality and doom of man. Across the whole Nordic world you would be hard pressed to find a greater symbol of royalty and power than this most graceful and deadly creature. The wolf, and the wolf pack, feature heavily in the Icelandic sagas and other stories throughout human history. Wolves are known as social animals. Their greatest strength is not their speed, their claws, or their fangs, but their ability to work together to bring down greater foes. It is this pack mentality that defines their being and has captured the imaginations of cultures around the world for centuries.It is also why the “lone wolf” concept is so simultaneously fascinating, and heartbreaking. A lone wolf may have lost their pack, or left it behind, or been cast out – but they still persevere. Running in the moonlight, fighting for survival, refusing to give in to loneliness or despair. Lone wolves, while rare in nature, have become symbols for people who feel they are on the “outside” – of society, family, or the social norms that constrain them.The Eindride is a sword for the lone wolf, the wanderer, the outcast. Someone who, for a time at least, is separated from their pack. This sword’s cast bronze guard features snarling wolf heads on the hilt, accented by traditional knotwork. A simple bronze scentstopper pommel and wooden grip complement the elaborate hilt. The blade has a thick ricasso that transitions into a single fuller double edged design that has norse runes inscribed, reading, “One Who Rides Alone” – a snarl from the indomitable heart of the lone wolf. The Eindride was designed with these people in mind, in honour of their unbreakable spirits, to be their companion when no one else is. We hope it will keep you safe on the journey. Hand forged from 5160 High Carbon Folded Steel Differential Hardened at a Rockwell of 60 at the Edge; 48-50 at the core. Fittings: Bronze Handle: Oak (Stained Black) Total length: 43″ Blade length: 32″ Blade width at base: 2.5″ Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz POB: 4″ Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€1,599.01*

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Alexandria Dagger with Sheath
The Alexandria Dagger impresses with a total length of approximately 43.18 cm and a precise blade of about 27.94 cm made from high-quality 5160 carbon steel. Weighing only 0.45 kg, the balance is skillfully positioned at the guard, ensuring balanced handling. This dagger combines masterful craftsmanship with premium materials, and its elegant design makes it an impressive addition to any collection. Details: Blade: 5160 carbon steel Total Length: approximately 43.18 cm Blade Length: approximately 27.94 cm Weight: approximately 0.45 kg Point of Balance: at the guard

€390.00*

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Two Handed Medieval Sword
Late 15th century – German. Original found in the Landesmuseum, Zurich.Type XVIIIa.The Two Handed Gothic battle ready Sword, is our staff’s top pick. Not only for its elegance and simplicity, but its superb handling characteristics. This medieval sword is light, superbly responsive and very well balanced.Authentically crafted from the original at the Landesmuseum (Museum in Zurich), the Two Handed Gothic Sword is a testament to the superb skills and craftsmanship of the later part of the middle ages. Elegant, resilient and reliable, the two handed gothic sword is a heirloom-quality medieval sword for the ages. Skillfully engineered and individually crafted, the two handed medieval sword will surprise even the most discriminating collector. Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Total length: 49.5″ Blade length: 38.5″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. Grip Length: 7″ POB: 6″ Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€849.00*

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The Einar
Inspirational piece, Norse mythology. 10-11th century The Einar Viking Sword is Limited to 800 copies Worldwide Aggregating all essential elements of Viking art and Norse Mythology, the Einar Viking Sword exemplifies the peak of Viking culture. Luxuriously handcrafted from the finest material, the Einar is an distinguished viking sword you will be proud to own. Hand-forged from 5160 high carbon steel and dual tempered, the Einar viking sword is a rugged viking weapon of choice. Well balanced and skilfully engineered, The Einar blends the artistic abilities of the Norse people and the central role of warfare in the viking world. Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Total length: 36″ Blade length: 30″ Blade Width : 2.3″ Weight: 3lbs 2 oz Grip: Ebony Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€1,399.00*

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The Wolfsbane Norse Viking sword
The Wolfsbane – inspired by the Game of Thrones swords As Norsemen invaded, burned and plundered foreign shores, legends and mythology were born. Doomed gods walked among men, gathering their strength for the final battle at the end of the world. It is little wonder that when our imagination takes us into the most gripping realms of fantasy, we cannot help but turn to the myths and legends of the North. The wolf was one of the most potent symbols of the Norse mythology. It represented fearsome strength and doom. A symbol of royalty and power across the Nordic world. Aggregating all essential elements of Viking life, artistry and Norse Mythology, the Wolfsbane exemplifies the peak of Viking culture amalgamated with modern imagination.The mythological symbol of the wolf is balanced by mirroring self images. Meticulously crafted fittings and handle, The Norse Wolf, as a steward of Viking culture and Mythology, is at the core of this Viking sword. The Fenris Wolf, offspring of Loki and Angrboda, destined to kill Odin rests on the solid bronze guard. Its fetters are worked into knotwork inspired by the Jelling Stone. The Fenris Wolf’s head snarls on the pommel, while on the handle, the wolves Geri and Freki, the loyal companions of Odin who hunger for the bodies of the slain in battle, lay intertwined. Amalgamating modern romanticism of Norse folklore and excavated Viking swords of great importance, the Wolfsbane is a beautifully crafted testament to the arts, culture and beliefs of the Viking people. Luxuriously handcrafted from the finest material, the Wolfsbane sword is a distinguished Viking weapon catering to the most discriminating collector. Richly detailed solid bronze guard and pommel, Painstakingly crafted Red Oak handle; the Wolfsbane is a heirloom quality piece reminiscent of the migration age. Hand forged from 5160 High Carbon Steel Differential Hardened at a Rockwell of 60 at the Edge; 48-50 at the core. Fittings: Solid bronze handle: Red Oak Total length: 47″ Blade length: 38″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz) POB: 6″Distal Taper (at the edge): 1.54mm (base); 1.3mm (midpoint); 1.27mm (tip) Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€1,099.01*

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Viking Beard Axe
The axe is one of the first tools to be manufactured by humankind. The simplicity of its construction and its inherent versatility means that axes have been an integral part of every human culture. Axes however are associated to the Vikings more than any other group of warriors. Axes were a vital part of Viking life, as evidenced by archaeological digs at Viking sites. However, it's important to understand that the basis of Viking life was not raping and pillaging, but agriculture. Axes were an essential farming and household tool. As they did with all of their weapons, Vikings usually named their axes, often naming them after she-trolls. However, axes never had the same cultural significance to Viking warriors as swords and spears did. The Viking axe was not a sacred weapon but an immensely practical one; something that could be for combat but was most commonly called on for simple domestic or agricultural duties. In war however, the Viking axe was a devastating weapons in hand-to-hand combat, capable of splitting a man's skull, or thrown against an opponent’s shield. Around the 10th century, the Vikings developed the weapon known as the Dane Axe. This is that huge, terrifying battle axe that we commonly associate with Vikings. Its shaft could be as long as six feet, and the head had a cutting surface of up to twelve inches. The head of the Dane Axe was extremely thin, with thicknesses as narrow as 2mm along the edge of the blade. With a lightweight design, these were easy to swing and provided a wide radius of destruction with little risk to the axe getting stuck, although they were not as useful in hand-to-hand combat as the smaller hand axe. Although associated with Vikings - the Dane Axe still appears on the state coat of arms of Norway - the Dane Axe was actually most popular in England, where it continued to be used into the 16th century, long after the influence of the Vikings had waned. Details: Overall Length: approx. 78.7 cm Axe Head Height: approx. 14.6 cm Axe Head Width: approx. 26.7 cm Weight: approx. 2866 g

€239.00*

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Fenrir Viking Axe
You can’t read about Norse mythology without coming across the concept of Ragnarök. A catastrophic, world ending conflict, Ragnarök is the pinnacle event of Viking mythology and features in multiple versions of surviving legends. Not only will the world perish in fire as a result of this climactic battle, but multiple Viking gods- including Odin, Loki, Heimdall, Thor, and Tyr – are fated to meet their end. Ragnarök literally means “The Twilight of the Gods,” and the gods have known it is coming for thousands of years.Besides the Norse gods we know and love, other figures feature in this legend. One is the Midgard serpent Jörmungandr, who threatens to Devour the world and is killed by Thor – though the god of thunder loses his life as a result. Another character who appears that plays a role of great importance is Fenrir, the Great Wolf and offspring of Loki, who is fated to bring catastrophe upon the world.In the Norse writings Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir’s place in the final days are described. A prophecy given to the Gods describes how Fenrir would devour the Sun, beginning Ragnarök, and slay Odin himself – which should be an indication of how deadly the creature is. In chapter 25 of the Prose Edda Fenrir is lured by the Gods into a trap designed to prevent him from beginning Ragnarök. Fearing Fenrir’s growing strength and seeking to delay the beginning of the Twilight of the Gods, the gods praised Fenrir’s great strength and invited him to test it against some magical bindings they had designed. While he broke the first two with ease, Fenrir distrusted the Gods and when the third binding was brought to him would only submit to test it should one of the gods place their right hand into his jaws. Only Tyr was brave enough to do so, and when the third binding prove to be unbreakable Fenrir bit down and took the god’s hand. Ever after Tyr would go one handed, and Fenrir remains bound until the ending of the world.Despite the fact that Fenrir is according to myth currently unable to harm the gods or the world, the future that awaits us should this great wolf escape is far from ideal. Fenrir will have grown to great size and ferocity in his captivity, his upper jaw touching the sky and his lower jaw reaching to the Earth. After devouring the sun and the father of the gods, Fenrir will only be defeated when Odin’s son Vithar – god of vengeance – grips the wolf’s jaws and rips him in half with all the strength of his rage and grief. The Earth will appear once again, joined by the surviving gods and two humans who will repopulate the world. Rising in the east, the daughter of the sun will take her place in the sky to give the world light and lead it into a future free of war and pain.The Darksword Armory Fenrir axe is inspired by this dark yet hopeful tale. Unlike our shorter axes this is a true war axe, nearly 4 ft from end to end. The hardwood handle is extended to provide extra reach and torque for powerful, helmet splitting blows. Leather wrap on the mid-handle improves the grip, while the tapered end of the handle creates a comfortable place for extending the reach of the weapon. The head of the axe is carefully inscribed with the visage of a ferocious wolf depicted with Norse knotwork, certainly one of our most beautiful axe designs. The steeply dropping edge of the bearded axe head creates a cutting edge nearly a foot long, which went backed by the significant weight of the weapon is truly fearsome. By bringing this axe into your home, you bring a piece of legend with it – while we sit and wait for the sun devourer, it will surely keep you safe. Details: Total Length : 47” Viking Axe head (width): 9” Viking Axe head (hight) 12” long Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz.

€429.00*

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The Arming Sword
Wallace Collection, England, A.460 French, c. 1375-1400, Type type XVIII sword. By the 14th C. the classical Medieval Knight’s sword took shape in the Arming Sword. Short for close quarter combat, light, and well balanced with a sharp taper and reinforced tip, the Arming Sword proved to be a devastating weapon again the developing full plated armor of the time. The heavily tapered blade gave the sword devastating stabbing force against plated armor, while retaining its destructive cutting edge. The sword came to be known as the “Arming Sword” because it formed part of the Medieval Knight’s standard equipment. By the 14th C, the Arming Sword became the weapon of choice for many knights of the English, French and German empires. Length : 39” Handle Length: 4 ½” Blade Length: 32” Blade Width: 2 1/16” Crossguard Length: 8 5/8” Guard Depth: 7/8” Handle Circumference: 4 ¼” Weight: 2.65 lbs P.O.B.: 4 ¾” Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€599.00*

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Jousting Helm Stechhelm
Nuremberg, Germany, C. 1490-1520. Original on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bashford Dean Memorial Collection). Jousting emerged during the 12th C. from the military use of the lance by the mounted knight. During the latter part of the Middle Ages, jousting gained popularity in numerous kingdoms and was transformed into a lucrative event. Knights and nobles gained considerable wealth, prestige and land during such bouts, while merchants and artisans benefited from the ‘games’ by the distension of neighboring populations. While Jousting spread widely across the Christian kingdom, Pope Innocent II, in 1130, at a church council at Clermont, denounced all forms of ‘Noble’ tournaments and forbade Christian burials for Nobles killed in them. According to ecclesiastical ideas of morality, the ‘games’ distracted the aristocracy from focusing on more acceptable warfare, in defense of Christianity. Darksword Armorys Jousting helmet is based on the example found at the Metropolitan museum of art’s collection. Made from 14g steel, the Jousting helmet is fully functional and padded. The helmet can either be ordered polished, as shown, or antiqued. Please note: The helmet is specially made when ordering, please give the corresponding measurements in the comments field. The time for the delivery is about 5 months.

€1,299.02*

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The Duke Medieval Dagger
If you ask modern day sword collectors who the most famous and influential scholars of the medieval sword were, the typical answer you will get is Ewart Oakeshott (1916-2002). And it’s true – Oakeshott literally wrote the book on medieval sword types, and a whole system of classification (The Oakeshott Typology) is named after him. More advanced collectors may recognize the names Dr. Jan Peterson (1887-1967), who created a typology for classifying Viking swords, or Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976), who refined Peterson’s typology. Predating any of these scholars, however, is a man whose writing on medieval arms, armor, and architecture dwarfs many later historians’ bibliographies – though he is largely unrecognized by the modern sword collecting world.Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was born in 1814 in Paris, France. He was an architect by trade, a brilliant one by all accounts, and an inspired artist and illustrator. While the architectural world knows Viollet-le-Duc as an architect, restorer of historical buildings and monuments (including considerable work on Notre-Dame Cathedral and many other famous landmarks), and as the first true theorist of modern architecture, he also wrote and illustrated some of the largest volumes in existence on the medieval sword.The volumes Viollet-le-Duc wrote are breathtaking in their scope and depth. His extensive writings cover not only descriptions of different medieval swords and armor but tracks and explains their evolution throughout history, and his stunning illustrations compliment his writing expertly. Unfortunately, as his works were not commonly translated into English, the largely-anglophone sword collecting population remains ignorant of these incredible volumes and Viollet-le-Duc’s influence on medieval scholarship. Some translations exist, but copies are notoriously hard to find and prohibitively expensive. In the English-speaking world, many of these works and completely unknown, and the incredible scholarship they contain can only be found by efforts of French-speaking individuals – such as us here at Darksword Armory.The Duke dagger, being the companion dagger to our Duke sword, is inspired by an illustration in Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc medieval encyclopedia, a masterwork of exposition and illustration. A classic knightly design , the Duke bares the traditional cruciform guard so often found in medieval art. The straight guard is expertly sculpted and subtle in its smooth lines. Details: Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel Total Length: 17.5” Blade Length: 12” Weight: 1 lb. POB: at the guard.

€390.00*

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The Warmonger Barbarian Sword
This barbarian sword is the most complicated piece we have made to date. The complex and elaborate segmented bronze casting rendered this an incredibly complex project. The fitting of the long ‘claw’ guard to the blade was no easy endeavor. While the guard and pommel are crafted from solid bronze, the blade is forged from 5160 High Carbon Steel, dual hardened at a Rockwell of 60 at the cutting edge and 48-50 at the core. The design for the barbarian sword began as an inspirational piece while Eyal, the owner of Darksword, was in Paris. While walking he stumbled on a beautiful door knocker with intertwining snakes. The result was a brainstorming session with our designer to finally create the Warmonger. Imposing, intimidating and brutish, the Warmonger is the quintessential fantasy sword, capable of delivering devastating blows. The mythic blade, with its crisp deep fuller, is inspired the Viking swords recounted in the legendary sages of the northern peoples, known as fornaldarsaga. The Warmonger sword is individually hand forged and battle ready. The impressive resilient crisp blade is specifically engineered to penetrate plate armor with searing strength. Brutish yet refined, the Warmonger sword is in a class by itself. Relatively light, responsive and classically styled, the Warmonger Barbarian sword delivers what it was designed to do! Backed by our commitment and reputation for forging some of the most durable swords in the industry, the Warmonger is faithfully crafted and stands as a legacy to the fantasy lore of the Warrior Norse mythology. The Warmonger is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide! Each individually numbered on the blade. Specs for the Warmonger Sword: Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Total length: 45″ Blade length: 32″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 5 lbs. 4 oz

€1,249.01*

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Norman Helmet
The Norman helmet (also known as the 'nasal helmet' or the 'casque Normand') was commonly used from the 6th to the 12th century. It is one of the most recognizable helmets of the medieval period. The helmet’s aesthetic origins or influence stems from a mixture of Celtic, Norse and Anglo-Saxon heritage. The Norman Helmet is made of 14 g steel, forged with the traditional sectional reinforcement plates and nasal guard. The Norman medieval armor helmet comes with an adjustable leather liner and chin strap.

€319.00*

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The Sovereign 15th C. Medieval Sword
As the 15th century drew to a close, the nature of the battlefield – and the sword – was changing. The rise of towns and cities across Europe created the infrastructure required to produce blades in greater quality and numbers. No longer affordable only by the nobility, the sword became an infantry weapon, provided by the quartermaster and used by the common soldier on the battlefield. Likewise, advances in armouring technology created a new battlefield where adaptability mattered at least as much as striking power. With the sword now used by both mounted knight and foot soldier, the blade had to be able to pierce the plate armour of the knight as well as strike against the variety of armour used by the infantry. The blade evolved to have a strong, reinforced tip for thrusting, while retaining an edge built for cutting. Known as a cut-and-thrust sword, this flexibility was often the difference between life and death in the heat of combat, regardless of if its bearer was an infantryman or a mounted knight. We are pleased to present ‘The Sovereign’, co designed by Darksword Armory and American bladesmith Bruce Brookhart. Taking inspiration from both Medieval French and German swords, the Sovereign is a late 15th century style arming sword with an Oakeshott type XVIII blade. The guard is decorated with a floral French motif, while the ‘Writhen’ pommel is cast directly from a 15th century Katzbalger in the collection of the Sovereign co designer, Eyal Azerad. Hand forged, the Sovereign’s blade is made from 5160 steel and deferentially heat treated to a Rockwell of 53 at the core and 60 at the cutting edge, giving this medieval sword astounding toughness and flexibility. The Guard and pommel are solid Bronze, crowned with a slightly diamond shaped Oak grip. Light, agile, durable, and sturdy, this is an arming sword that any Medieval soldier would have been proud to call his own. Bruce Brookhart is an american bladesmith and weapon designer. Bruce worked closely with Hank Reinhardt for over 15 years and consulted Ewart Oakeshott for over a decade. Specs for The Sovereign Medieval Sword Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Total length: 104.14 Blade length: 81.28 Blade width at base: 5.08 Guard & Pommel: Solid bronze Weight: 907 g Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€829.00*

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The Irish Sword
In ancient Ireland, oaths held special significance. In pagan times, men swore by the elements, by the sun and the moon, by their crops, or by spiritual beings; after Christianity came to Ireland, they swore their oaths by relics, crucifixes, or even on the Bible itself. In some cases, they would travel to the grave of a loved one and make their oath upon it. Vows that individuals made were considered religious and legal obligations, and severe consequences could be brought upon any who broke their word. The most serious form that an oath could take in ancient Ireland, though, was the mythical Geas.A Geas (pronounced “gaysh,” plural form “Geasa), was a special oath often undertaken by Irish hero-warriors. More than a simple promise, a Geas was a bond of magical means, often involving a taboo or prohibition of some kind, and undertaken either at birth (when placed on the infant by a druid) or at the warrior’s own agreement later in life. The function of the Geas was to preserve a warrior’s honor, but occasionally could result in his downfall – especially when that warrior was under the effects of multiple Geasa. For example, the legendary hero Cú Cúchullain (wielder of the shining sword Cruaidín Catutchenn) swore a Geas to never eat the flesh of a dog as he acted in the stead of his lord’s guard dog. Cúchullain also swore a Geas to never refuse the hospitality of a woman, and found himself in a conundrum when an old woman served him dog meat in her home. Violation of a Geas results in misfortune or death, as it did for Cúchullain – unable to take action without violating his oath, he was forced to break the terms of his Geas. This led to his death at the hands of Lugaid mac Con Roí as described in the Ulster Cycle. Irish stories frequently depicted heroes struggling with the multiple Geasa they labor under, striving to maintain their honor and avoid the consequences of breaking their word. In other words, this was an oath that an Irish hero could seek to fulfill for the rest of his days, with success never guaranteed.The Darksword Armory Oath Seeker is inspired by those heroes of ancient Ireland and the Geasa they swore. The blade of the Oath Seeker is narrow, straight, and deeply hollow ground with a stiff spine, providing a balance between excellent handling and strength. The curved guard has graceful lines, complimenting the handle wrapped in forest green leather. The most distinctive feature of the sword is its pommel, which is known as a Irish ring hilt. The open ring pommels are a classic Irish design, and many surviving examples exist in the National Museum or Ireland as well as countless private collections. The Oath Seeker is our homage to the heroes of Ireland. While we don’t recommend taking a Geas in this day and age, if you do please consider bringing the Oath Seeker with you.The ”Oath Seeker” is an inspirational piece, based on Irish swords of the 14th century. While remaining true to the Key ring Irish pommels and relatively short blades of the arming swords of the 14th century, we added a touch of inspiration with the guard. Delicately curved with deep fluted lines, the guard and crisp curves seamlessly mesh with the pronounced spine of the hollow ground blade. The Oath Seeker is a perfect cut and thrust sword capable of making devastating damage against any opponent.Below are the anticipated Specifications for the new Irish Sword. LENGTH 39″ HANDLE LENGTH 5″ BLADE LENGTH 32″ BLADE WIDTH 2 5/8″ CROSSGUARD LENGTH 6.5″ Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€829.00*

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Norse Viking Axe
The axe is one of the first tools to be manufactured by humankind. The simplicity of its construction and its inherent versatility means that axes have been an integral part of every human culture. Details: Weight: 2300g Length of shaft: 87cm Length of the blade. 26cm Length of the ax-blade: 15cm Blade Thickness: 1cm

€329.00*

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Scabbard with Interlaced Sword Belt
This is the exclusive accessory for selected Swords of Darksword Armory. It includes a scabbard with an interlaced sword belt. The scabbards are made with a poplar (wood) core and wrapped in vegetable tanned leather. The belts are woven into the leather. The leather is then hand stitched on the spine (back) of the scabbard. The belts will fit a waist of up to 127 cm. If you want to get this scabbard and belt for your Darksword Armory Sword, just add this product to your shopping cart. This accessory is available for the following swords: • 12th Century Medieval Sword [13467] • 14th Century Gothic Medieval Sword [40339] • 14th Century Medieval Sword [40358] • 14th Century Two Handed Sword [13466] • 15th Century Hand and a Half sword [40347] • 16th Century Two-Handed Sword [40336] • Hand and a half Medieval Knight [13892] • Celtic Anthropomorphic Medieval Sword [13999] • AOV Specter [13805] • Two handed Danish Sword [40352] • The Anduril [40344] • The WitchKing Fantasy Sword [40354] • The Longford [40349] • The Messer [40357] • The Norman Medieval Sword [13633] • The Ranger [40351] • The Sword of Portiers [40346] • The Spartan Sword [13943] • The Carpathian [13896] • The Nomad [13900] • The 2 Handed Norman [13891] • The black Prince [13894] • The Black Death Gothic Sword [40355] • The Waylander [40348] • The Sage [13901] • Limited Edition Excalibur Medieval Sword [40337] • Fantasy Scimitar [40356] • Fëanor’s Two Handed Sword [40359] • The Flames of the Angel Sword [13691] • 5 lobe Viking Medieval sword [40343] • Henry V Sword [13893] • Kurgan Medieval Sword [13940] • Migration Sword II [13895] • Mid 13th C. Sword [13682] • Ring Hilt Swiss Saber [40353] • Scottish Claymore [13918] • The Black Knight [13683] • The Guardian [13684] • The Medieval Knight [13458] • The Two Handed Gothic Sword [13463] • Type XII Medieval Sword [40340] Note: The price is only valid in connection with the purchase of the matching sword. If you only want to buy the scabbard, the price can be requested in advance.

€139.00*

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WMA Practice Sword
The Federschwert is a type of training sword that was used in Fencing schools during the Renaissance. Perfectly designed, the Federschwert served to safely practice full speed combat among practitioners, while reducing the risk of injury. The Federschwert greatest attribute is their similar weight and balance to real swords of the same period. The Federschwert is shown extensively in the fighting manuals of the 16th century, particularly those of Paulus Hector Mair and Joachim Meyer. Darksword Armory’s Re-enactment & Stage weapons are specifically made for Western Martial Arts (WMA) practitioners and theatrical groups. The swords are made, following the requirements and guidelines of the “Battle of the Nations”, with sturdy 2mm edge and slightly rounded tips for safety. Responsive, safe and sturdy, Darksword Armory has produced these complex and functional designs, able to withstanding the most abusive treatment. All of Darksword Armorys Re-enactment weapons are fully guaranteed for a period of one year against manufacturing defect. Details: Overall Length: approx. 125.7 cm Blade Length: approx. 91.5 cm Blade Thickness: approx. 0.2 cm POB: approx. 5 cm Blade Material: 5160 Carbon steel Weight: approx. 1504 g

€499.00*

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The Baron Sword
Our latest sword, The Baron is an extremely well balanced Medieval weapon that is fun to wield. We are very proud of this piece. It is light, responsive, seamless and a true joy to wield. Exemplifying the spirit and aesthetic of pre-Renaissance Italy, the Baron Sword is a classic transitory piece. The Baron longsword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIa design, a style of longsword that was an evolutionary step between the arming swords of the Middle Ages and the fencing longswords of the Renaissance. The long, double-fullered blade performs incredibly well when put through its paces, straddling the line between light handling and power. Steel fittings and a scentstopper pommel complete this piece, a powerful reminder of the early days of Italy’s transformation into the hear of Renaissance Europe. Details: Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Fittings : Mild Steel Blade Thickness: 1.34 mm Total Length: 44″ Blade Length : 32″ POB:3.5″ Weight: 3lbs 4 oz. Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€899.00*

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Ring Hilt Swiss Saber
This historically inspired fantasy battle ready sword is based on the Swiss Saber, a two-handed, singled edged medieval sword of the renaissance and early modern period. The ringed hilt is typical of many 16th century swords, but the crown pommel is an original design (loosely based on a historical example). The Swiss Sabre, or Schweizerdegen, was popular in Switzerland during the High Middle Ages. Unlike the "Schweizersäbel", a modern term, coined in 1914 by antiquarian and curator Eduard Achilles Gessler (1800 - 1947) of the Swiss National Museum, The Schweizerdegen is a 16 th Century saber using among Swiss soldiers. The swiss Sabers have single-edged slightly curved blades. The hilts were of various designs, some plain, others complex, with recurved quillions and rings and knuckle guards. By the late 16th century, specialized hilt forms begin to emerge, often with pommels shaped as a lion's head, or plated with silver. Details: Overall Length: approx. 117 cm Blade Length: approx. 86.4 cm Blade Width at base: approx. 5 cm Blade Material: 1060 High Carbon Steel Weight: approx. 1702 g Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€829.00*

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11th Century Viking Sword
The 11th Century Viking Sword is based on a sword found near Suontaka, Finland, in the grave of a Viking Shield-maiden. It is full tang, tempered, and fully functional, with a blade forged and balanced to be a devastatingly effective cutter. The bronze fittings, created by use of the lost wax process, are based on the historical fittings of the Suontaka Shield-maiden’s weapon. An homage to a true historical artifact, the 11th Century Viking Sword is one of our longest-running designs.More information on the 11th Century Viking Sword and the history of the world in which it originated can be found below. 5160 High Carbon Steel Differential Hardening : 60 Rockwell at the Edge 50 At the Core Fittings: Bronze Total Length: 36″ Blade length: 30″ Blade width at base: 2″ blade thickness: 1.48 mm Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€869.00*

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Celtic Anthropomorphic Medieval Sword
There are two kinds of Celtic Medieval sword. The most common is the "long" battle ready sword, which usually has a stylised anthropomorphic hilt made from organic material, such as wood, bone, or horn. These Celtic medieval swords usually had an iron plate in front of the guard that was shaped to match the scabbard mouth. The second type is a "short" sword with either an abstract or a true anthropomorphic hilt of copper alloy. The Cetic Anthropomorphic sword, is of the second type. The battle ready sword, hollow ground blade is embellished by the solid brass hilt. The Celts were a nomadic, tribal people who populated Europe and the British Isles from at least the Iron Age well into the Roman era. From this diverse group the Scottish, Irish and Welsh cultures developed – and they also heavily influenced the peoples of Britain and Northern Europe. Their artwork was distinctive, and many examples of it survive to this very day – especially the “standing stones” scattered throughout Scotland and Ireland, rocks carved with knotwork and designs. The unique Celtic style extended to their weapons, and the Celtic Anthropomorphic medieval medieval Sword is an example of such. The hilt is made of solid brass. The POB on the celtic sword is flush right at the guard. The Celtic battle ready battle ready sword is forged from 1060 High Carbon steel. The blade is polished and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 53. The Celtic Anthropomorphic medieval Sword is based on surviving Celtic weapons in museums and private collections. Evolving from the Roman spatha, this style of battle ready sword combined a long, double-edged blade with a cast brass grip. The guard and pommel form the shape of a man, hence the name “Anthropomorphic.” The Pommel is the head and arms, while the guard is the legs, and the blade… well, what the blade represents should be more than obvious. This common Celtic design is here artfully reproduced by the bladesmiths. Details: Overall length: approx. 53.3 cm Blade length: approx. 39.4 cm Blade width at base: approx. 4.3 cm Blade Material: 1060 High Carbon Steel Weight: approx. 936 g POB: at the guard Please note: The sword only has the scabbard, the belt is not included but can be ordered with an additional cost. Please contact us for the belt by email.

€499.00*

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The Doge Sword
The Republic of Venice was distinct from many other European states for several reasons. For one, it had an almost unheard-of longevity – the Republic existed as a political and for over a thousand years, from the 7th to the 18th centuries, when many other nations rose, fell, and faded to obscurity. For another, it had a unique governing structure; whereas many nations during its thousand-year existence were ruled by monarchies of varying levels of control and influence, the Republic was overseen by the Great Council of Venice. This parliament was composed of a hereditary ruling class of powerful merchants and aristocrats who together created laws, elected the Council of Ten (the leaders of the city-state), and the elected the head of state – the individual known as the Doge of Venice.The Doge (generally translated as “Duke”) was not, unlike most positions of power in Europe at the time, a hereditary office. The Doge was elected for life, it was true, but was forbidden from choosing a successor – this eliminated the possibility of the office becoming a monarchy. The position was not one that provided great wealth or influence; in fact, the Doge was prevented from owning any foreign land, and after the Doge’s death his family was liable for any crimes he had committed in office (presumably as a method of inspiring honesty and integrity). In later years the power of the Doge declined, and though it became a largely symbolic office there were still benefits to ruling Venice – one of which was the ability to live in the Doge’s Palace.The Doge’s Palace (Pałaso Dogal in Venetian) is an excellent example of Venice’s take on Gothic architecture. While several iterations of the Palace existed through the years (rebuilt due to age, changes in government, and several notable fires), most of the current structure was completed in the 15th century. After the end of the office of the Doge in the late 18th century, the Palace remained in use by various branches of government for the next century. In 1923 the last public office was removed from the building, and the restored Doge Palace entered its next stage of existence as a museum. The museum, in addition to its breathtaking construction and frescos, contains numerous works of art and artifacts from Venice’s history – including a breathtaking collection of medieval and renaissance swords.The Darksword Armory Doge Museum Sword is based on surviving examples with the Doge museum. Its curved guard with finger protector is common on swords form this area of Europe, and the distinctive-shaped pommel sets it apart from other medieval and renaissance swords. Travelers to Venice will recognize this unique pommel and guard combination from several swords in the Doge collection. The blade chosen for this particular representation is hollow ground with a stiff spine, allowing for good flexibility but retaining the ability to make a firm thrust. The blade’s long, tapering point is common among many blades of the 15th century, which were adapted to thrust into the gaps of full plate armor. An oxblood leather wrapped handle completes the weapon, which would certainly look at home on the hip of any Venetian who walked the streets of one of the longest-lasting republics in history. Hand forged from 5160 High Carbon Steel Differential Hardened at a Rockwell of 60 at the Edge; 48-50 at the core. Fittings: Mild Steel Handle: Leather Wrapped Wood Core Details: Total length: 40″ Blade length: 32.5″ Blade width at base: 1.85″ Grip Length: 4.5 inches Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz. POB: 4.5 inches Please note: The sword will be delivered only with the scabbard, the "matching belt" is not included but can be ordered for an extra charge.

€899.00*

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