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  • Sale! Black Flame Warrior Sword

    Black Flame Warrior Sword

    SKU: MC-HK-1482DX Original price was: $28.00.Current price is: $19.00. Add to Cart
  • Knights Templar Black Hilt Crusader Sword

    Knights Templar Black Hilt Crusader Sword

    SKU: NP-H-26035BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $39.90 Add to Cart
  • Masonic Short Sword

    SKU: MC-CK-156
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $36.00.Current price is: $25.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Elf Warrior Dual Swords

    Elf Warrior Dual Swords

    SKU: MC-FM-411
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $58.00.Current price is: $40.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Ornate Robin Hood Short Sword

    Ornate Robin Hood Short Sword

    SKU: MC-D-209 Original price was: $33.00.Current price is: $23.00. Add to Cart
  • Flaming Dragon Fantasy Short Sword

    SKU: MC-FM-674
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $28.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Black Spartan Warrior Sword

    Black Spartan Warrior Sword

    SKU: MC-DB-300B
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $84.00.Current price is: $57.00. Add to Cart
  • Rangers Short Sword with Scabbard

    Rangers Short Sword with Scabbard

    SKU: NP-FS142
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $43.90 Add to Cart
  • Black and Silver Locking Short Swords

    Black and Silver Locking Short Swords

    SKU: NP-H-5513-BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $37.90 Add to Cart
  • Classic Hoplite Sword

    Classic Hoplite Sword

    SKU: 500734 $225.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Dark Spartan Sword

    Dark Spartan Sword

    SKU: MC-SW-1020
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $54.00.Current price is: $37.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Dark Reaper Bladed Staff

    Dark Reaper Bladed Staff

    SKU: MC-FMT-054BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $126.00.Current price is: $86.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! 2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set

    2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set

    SKU: ZS-926626-SL
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $25.00.Current price is: $22.00. Add to Cart
  • Interlocking Gold Double Short Sword

    Interlocking Gold Double Short Sword

    SKU: NP-H-5514-GD
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $63.90 Add to Cart
  • Cobra Steel Falcata

    Cobra Steel Falcata

    SKU: 402532
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $70.00 Add to Cart
  • Silver Dragon Excalibur Short Sword

    Silver Dragon Excalibur Short Sword

    SKU: NP-L-900-CH-S
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $57.90 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Masonic Short Sword

    Masonic Short Sword

    SKU: ZS-920275
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $32.00.Current price is: $29.00. Add to Cart
  • Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

    Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

    SKU: AH-6251B $75.55 Add to Cart
  • Kings Short Sword with Scabbard

    Kings Short Sword with Scabbard

    SKU: NP-FS141
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $43.90 Add to Cart
  • Ornate Officer’s Short Sword

    SKU: MC-HK-2007
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $42.00.Current price is: $29.00. Add to Cart
  • Medieval Short Sword with Scabbard

    Medieval Short Sword with Scabbard

    SKU: NP-FS140
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $43.90 Add to Cart
  • Viking Bone Grip Longseax

    Viking Bone Grip Longseax

    SKU: AH-2023 $132.25 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Knights Riding Sword

    Knights Riding Sword

    SKU: SL7051 Original price was: $269.00.Current price is: $255.00. Add to Cart
  • Steel Short Sword with Scabbard

    Steel Short Sword with Scabbard

    SKU: NP-FS143 $43.90 Add to Cart
  • Interlocking Black Double Short Sword

    Interlocking Black Double Short Sword

    SKU: NP-H-5514-BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $63.90 Add to Cart
  • Sale! USMC Blackout Double Edge Sword

    USMC Blackout Double Edge Sword

    SKU: UC3504
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $66.50.Current price is: $48.00. Add to Cart
  • Serrated Tactical Assassin Sword

    Serrated Tactical Assassin Sword

    SKU: NP-K1020-17-BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $19.90 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Turkish Guard Short Sword

    Turkish Guard Short Sword

    SKU: ZS-926828 Original price was: $42.00.Current price is: $38.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Twin Blade Fighting Stick

    Twin Blade Fighting Stick

    SKU: MC-HK-5569
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $64.00.Current price is: $44.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! APOC Brutus Tactical Sword

    APOC Brutus Tactical Sword

    SKU: SD35620
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $154.00.Current price is: $130.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Counterspy Dual Blade Short Sword

    Counterspy Dual Blade Short Sword

    SKU: MC-HK-1024 Original price was: $34.00.Current price is: $23.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Herringbone Hilt Damascus Shortsword

    Herringbone Hilt Layered-Steel Shortsword

    SKU: ZS-DM-5019
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $98.00.Current price is: $89.00. Add to Cart
  • Gold and Silver Locking Short Swords

    Gold and Silver Locking Short Swords

    SKU: NP-H-5513-GD
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $37.90 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Undead Reaper Bladed Staff

    Undead Reaper Bladed Staff

    SKU: MC-FMT-053GN
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $120.00.Current price is: $82.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Short Fantasy Scimitar

    Short Fantasy Scimitar

    SKU: MC-FM-528 Original price was: $76.00.Current price is: $52.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Skull Blade Sword and Thrower Set

    Skull Blade Sword and Thrower Set

    SKU: ZS-926932-BK
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $30.00.Current price is: $27.00. Add to Cart
  • Chinese Short Sword with Wood Case

    Chinese Short Sword with Wood Case

    SKU: NP-H-196
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $59.50 Add to Cart
  • Hero Elvenking Short Sword

    Hero Elvenking Short Sword

    SKU: NP-FS21
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $91.90 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Windbreak Short Sword

    Windbreak Short Sword

    SKU: ZS-DM-5025
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $115.00.Current price is: $104.00. Add to Cart
  • Sale! Cyber Warrior Twin Blade Set

    Cyber Warrior Twin Blade Set

    SKU: MC-HK-741
    Rated 0 out of 5
    Original price was: $48.00.Current price is: $33.00. Add to Cart

At Medieval Collectibles, we take pride in offering hand-crafted, authentic replicas of these historical short swords. Each reproduction is meticulously crafted to match the original specifications, ensuring that the dimensions and weight are true to historical designs. This attention to detail guarantees a medieval weapon that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also balanced and enjoyable to hold, suitable for both display and battle reenactments.

Invitation to Experience History

The Middle Ages, a time of brutality and romance, continue to fascinate and intrigue. We invite enthusiasts and collectors alike to delve into this captivating era with our collection of short swords. Whether for display in your office or home, or for active use in medieval reenactments, our expertly crafted swords offer a tangible connection to this storied past. Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of history and experience the legacy of the medieval knight with our exceptional short swords.

The Evolution and Use of Short Swords

The short sword, also known as an arming sword, was a single-handed cruciform sword prevalent in the Middle Ages. After the 14th century, knights typically hung these swords from their belts, while the longer swords were attached to saddles. Designed primarily for cutting, short swords were adept at shearing through mail and armor. Despite their size, they were not unwieldy and were often used in conjunction with a shield or buckler. Initially, the standard military sword for knights, these swords were referred to simply as war swords until the advent of the longsword or bastard sword in the 14th century.

Role and Classification in Warfare

With the rise of longer blades, short swords became secondary weapons, reserved for instances when longer swords were impractical. These swords are thought to have influenced the development of the side sword in the Renaissance. Also known as riding swords or parva ensis in historical texts, they epitomize the quintessential knightly sword. The short sword varied in design, some focusing on thrusting for anti-armor capabilities, while others were more suited to cutting and thrusting techniques.

How Long Is a Medieval Short Sword?

The blades of the short sword usually range from 12 to 20 inches in length. When affixed to wooden shafts or handles, as seen in staff swords, ninja swords, and various fantasy-themed collectibles, the overall length of the short sword increases.

Traditionally, these shorter blades were a staple of noble knights, often carried alongside their longer counterparts. Although their primary use might have been for mundane tasks like opening mail envelopes, they proved to be highly effective in close-quarters combat. Capable of delivering a swift and sharp blow to an adversary, these swords were adept at executing precise slashes or thrusts during battles.

Find Historically Accurate Medieval Short Swords

Medieval Collectibles presents an extensive selection of these items, each hailing from various periods of the Middle Ages. The diversity in arming blades from different eras adds to their intrigue and uniqueness. Whether you’re seeking a blade for guard defense, combat, or simply to expand your collection, our comprehensive online store is your ideal destination.

Perfect for historical collectors, these weapons make a striking display piece, capturing the essence of the era. They also serve as perfect props for medieval period reenactments and theatrical productions, thanks to their detailed design and superior craftsmanship. These elegant products, embodying the spirit of the Middle Ages from regions like Europe and Asia, offer an immersive historical experience.

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