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Short Swords

The Short Sword also called arming sword refers to the single handed cruciform swords of the Middle Ages. After the 14th Century the short sword was hung from the belt of the knight, while the long sword hung from the saddle. The Short sword was designed primarily as cutting weapons to shear through mail and/or armor, these weapons were big but by no means unwieldy. Short swords typically were used with a shield or buckler. They were the standard military sword of the knight (merely called a war sword) until technological changes led to the rise of the long sword or bastard-sword during the 14th century. After these longer swords came into use, an short sword would be kept as a backup, for use when the longer swords were not available. This sword is thought to have directly lead to the development of the side-sword of the Renaissance. Short swords or Arming swords can also be classed as "riding-swords" (also "parva ensis" or "epeecourte"). It is this single-hand form which is so closely associated with the idea of the "knightly sword or knight's sword". The short sword is often distinguished a longer, thrusting, "anti-armor" blade from a one-handed "cut and thrust" type. Our Short swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times... sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. Medieval Collectibles invites you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Short swords. All our Short Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.


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Spartan Lakonia Short Sword

Spartan Lakonia Short Sword

The Spartan army was one of the toughest on record; they devoted themselves to being the best of the best. This leaf shaped blade is high carbon steel, grip is bronze. Scabbard is wood covered in leather.
401178
$145.00

Elf Warrior Dual Swords

Elf Warrior Dual Swords

Largely known for their balance, dexterity, and coordination, elven warriors are the sorts who favor skill and speed over power and brute-force; many would choose to wield the Elf Warrior Dual Swords, for technique used while wielding twin blades.
MC-FM-411
$33.00

Roman Short Sword

Roman Short Sword

Not quite a gladius, too short to be a spatha, and too big to be a pugio, this Roman Short Sword is more of a balanced design based on the Roman style of sword-making, with a blade that doesn't quite match up to the examples of other Roman weapons.
MC-HK-26187
$24.00

Single Handed Short Sword

Single Handed Short Sword

The Single Handed Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Single Handed Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
ED4404
$83.60

Viking Short Sword

Viking Short Sword

The Viking Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Viking Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
ED4422
$102.60

Masonic Short Sword

Masonic Short Sword

Wonderfully designed Masonic short sword has an overall length of 20.5 inches. The scabbard is made of metal with beautiful design work done in silver and pewter finish. The pommel is the knight's head and guard has Masonic design done in metal.
ZS-920275
$20.00

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
AH-6251B
$72.00

European Short Sword

European Short Sword

This European Short Sword has been styled in an early European period form boasting a dashing single handed all brass guard and handle. The European Short Sword has a carbon steel blade that is 27 inches long.
ED8802
$69.00

The Messer Sword With Scabbard

The Messer Sword With Scabbard

The grosse messer was a German blade, designed to take the place of the sword as a side-arm. They were used by both nobles and commoners alike, although This Messer Sword with Scabbard certainly has the look of a weapon fit for noble hands.
DS-1350
$365.00

Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard

Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard

Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive at times, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it deadly decor at its finest.
DS-1532
$340.00

Spartan Sword With Scabbard

Spartan Sword With Scabbard

While it might not be authentic in design, the sword of the Spartans in the feature film 300 is not without its historical merits. And now, you can wield one as functional and as deadly as its movie match in this Spartan Sword with Scabbard.
DS-1363
$360.00

Celtic Short Sword

Celtic Short Sword

Not all situations called for a traditional sword. Sometimes, a warrior needed something smaller, but still big enough to be battle-ready and effective. In those moments, Celtic warriors would likely reach for a blade like this Celtic Short Sword.
AH-4324
$108.00

La Tene Celtic Short Sword

La Tene Celtic Short Sword

The traditional arms of a Celtic warrior were not overly complicated. In fact, this La Tene Celtic Short Sword, drawn from early Iron Age culture, demonstrates a fairly straight-forward design, although one not lacking individual elegance, either.
AH-4303N
$118.80

Spartan Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Spartan Sword With Scabbard and Belt

While it might not be authentic in design, the sword of the Spartans in the feature film 300 is not without its historical merits. And now, you can wield one as functional and as deadly as its movie match in this Spartan Sword with Scabbard and Belt.
DS-1363B
$455.00

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard

Roman gladiators were armed with a huge assortment of interesting weapons, all designed to make fights more challenging and more interesting. This Roman Gladiator Sword with Scabbard is based on one sword that was originally of Thracian design.
DS-1323
$360.00

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Roman gladiators were armed with a huge assortment of interesting weapons, all designed to make fights more challenging and more interesting. This Roman Gladiator Sword with Scabbard and Belt is based on one sword that was originally of Thracian design.
DS-1323B
$455.00

Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch

Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
AH-6251
$81.00

The Messer Sword With Scabbard and Belt

The Messer Sword With Scabbard and Belt

The grosse messer was a German blade, designed to take the place of the sword as a side-arm. They were used by both nobles and commoners alike, although This Messer Sword with Scabbard and Belt certainly has the look of a weapon fit for noble hands.
DS-1350B
$460.00

Cinquedea Short Sword

Cinquedea Short Sword

Born of the Italian renaissance, the Cinquedea Short Sword was a popular personal weapon during the 15th and early 16th centuries. Named for its width (cinquedea means five fingers), it was a weapon favored by civilians, thanks to its hardy make.
AH-4110N
$216.00

Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive at times, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard and Belt to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it deadly decor at its finest.
DS-1532B
$435.00

Turkish Guard Short Sword

Turkish Guard Short Sword

Small size does nothing to diminish the regal appeal and stunning detail of this Turkish Guard Short Sword. Ornate detailing, a fine scabbard, and a colorful tassel make this piece a fine display sword, as well as a great weapon to hang at your side, too.
ZS-926828
$18.50

Napoleonic Briquet Short Sword

Napoleonic Briquet Short Sword

Historically varied, the saber occurs across many cultures as a military sword of choice. This Napoleonic Briquet Short Sword, for instance, echoes the style of the saber as used by Napoleon Bonaparte and his forces, during the Napoleonic Wars.
AH-3207
$108.00

Napoleonic Short Sword

Napoleonic Short Sword

The gladius and the short sword stayed alive and well throughout history, and for good reason - pure effectiveness. This Napoleonic Short Sword is one such example, which Napoleon himself equipped some of his troops with when they went into battle.
AH-3206
$90.00
 
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