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Medieval Swords

Windlass produces a extensive range of antique swords for sale, medieval swords and other medieval weapons  which are used as collectibles.

Our range of medieval swords and medieval weapons includes the daggers, rapiers, cutlass and other antique swords for sale which are having some medieval story behind them. These medieval weapons and swords have been beautifully etched, hardened and tempered, high carbon steel blades.

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17th Century Italian Rapier

MeS-RA-401-11

A beautifully executed 17th Century rapier with a very complex hilt and faceted pommel. The grip is hand wound with silver plated wire with woven wire rings top and bottom. The hand forged, high carbon steel, fully tempered blade features a wide fuller to lighten and strengthen it for thrusting and the heavy ricasso provides extra strength to the main stress area. Top quality, genuine leather scabbard with deeply engraved floral pattern on the throat and tip. This type of sword was deadly effective as a dueling weapon. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

  • Overall: 46"
  • Blade: 35-1/2" long, 13/16" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs/8 oz
£210.00 (incl VAT)

Bonny Scottish Dirk

MeS-KF-402-01

Circa 1860

This long Scottish Dirk showcases crisp etchings of the traditional Scottish foliage and thistle motif on both sides of the blade. A 5" long, swagged false edge and a knurled pattern on the blade back mark this dirk with distinction.

The black wooden handle is carved in an interweave pattern dotted with ornamental nickel silver tacks. This Scottish Dirk with scabbard will be perfect for any military ceremonies.

The sheath of our Scottish Dirk is wood covered with leather and reinforced with metal throat and tip. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

  • Overall: 17-1/2"
  • Blade: 11-3/4" long, 1-1/8" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 1 lb/2 oz
£96.00 (incl VAT)

Brandenburg Rapier

MeS-RA-401-12

This stunning 17th century rapier has an expertly crafted swept & twisted metal basket. The heavily carved horn grip mimics the elegantly twisted metal of the hilt and is hand wound and inset with a single steel accent wire that provides an excellent grip while dueling. Better yet was the aristocratic, dashing look it gave the wearer while rakishly hanging from the belt. Hand forged, high carbon steel blade with flattened oval cross section. Extended, custom engraved ricasso for strength. Includes leather scabbard with twisted metal accents completing this magnificent and fast rapier. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

  • Overall: 44-1/4"
  • Blade: 37-1/2" long, 13/16" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs/12 oz
£240.00 (incl VAT)

Brass Basket Hilt Claymore

MeS-SW-403-01

This Scottish basket-hilt Claymore is the equal to any raised by clansmen as they overran the English at the Battle of Falkirk on Jan. 17th, 1746. The pierced basket-hilt is a faithful reproduction of one found on the Culloden Moor.

The fully tempered high carbon steel blade is of the typical fullered, double-edge, broadsword pattern of the 1500's - 1800's.

The basket also has a rich red cloth liner and a scabbard is included. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

  • Overall: 39-12"
  • Blade: 32-12" long, 1-34" wide, 3-16" thick
  • Wt: 3 lbs/14 oz
£240.00 (incl VAT)

Chateauneuf-de-Randon Bastard Sword

MeS-SW-404-01

Circa 1380

After the crushing defeat at Poitiers, France was unable to field a large army against the English invaders for some years and fought a long, desperate guerrilla war. However, in 1380 Bertrand Du Guesclin, called the "Eagle of Brittany” mustered a large irregular force and drove Chateauneuf-De-Randon . It is for that tenacious old general's last battle that we have named this beautiful bastard sword.

The parts are steel with an etched pattern on the pommel. Wood grip is wrapped in marbled dark brown leather as is the decorative scabbard.

The well-tempered high carbon steel blade is also etched three-quarters of the way down the fuller with a period floral pattern. Brown leather sword belt and scabbard are included. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

    • Overall: 41-5/8"
    • Blade: 34" long, 1-7/8" wide, 3/16" thick
    • Wt: 2 lbs/8 oz
£315.00 (incl VAT)

Damascus Viking Sword

MeS-SW-405-01

Circa 850

Often overlooked by modern sword lovers is the tremendous amount of stress placed on a sword blade during battle. Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. Although iron was a tougher material than bronze, it would frequently bend. Damascus, or pattern welded steel, was used to make the blade strong enough to withstand the rigors of combat.

Excavations of a number of circa 850-900 Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical downcurved versions. The early style blade is well-suited to the quick, slashing blows of the Viking warrior.

Our version is made by Windlass Steelcrafts® of high carbon Damascus steel. Blade is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. Pommel and cross guard are steel. Grip is leather wrapped wood. Scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel mounts.

This is a true fighting sword, and one that any Viking would be proud to carry in battle. Can be seen in Records Of The Medieval Sword on pg. 83 by Ewart Oakeshott.

Specifications

  • Overall: 36"
  • Blade: 31-38" long, 1-34" wide, 3-16" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs
£360.00 (incl VAT)

Gladius - The Pompeii

MeS-SW-406-01

Circa 100 BC

The Roman Army's approach to warfare was direct and pragmatic. It chose the gladius as its principal sidearm because it was practical, efficient and excelled in any close combat situation.

The later version, ours being the Pompeii, was not waisted and had a shorter point but was just as effective and easier to make. Turned ash and maple handle. This is the sword that conquered most of the known world. High carbon steel. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Originals were excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. You can see examples in H. Russell Robinson's book What the Soldiers Wore on Hadrian's Wall.

Specifications

  • Overall: 28"
  • Blade: 19-1/2" long, 2" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs/6 oz
£165.00 (incl VAT)

Medici Dagger

MeS-SW-407-13

Circa Late 15th Century The House of Medici was a political dynasty, banking family and later royal house that first began to gather prominence during the late 14th century. This courtly ring dagger embellishes the family's regal presence as well as their deadly side through the fine filigree work around the handle and scabbard, along with the sleek armor-piercing blade. The large pommel gives excellent balance, while the soft black leather wrapped grip and sheath make this a work of art. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Specifications

    • Overall: 16-1/2"
    • Blade: 11" long, 1" wide
    • Wt: 1 lb
£105.00 (incl VAT)

Musketeer Main Gauche

MeS-SW-408-01

Circa 1590 Carried at the back for a left hand draw, the main gauche was often brought into play with the rapier for a two handed fighting style. This dagger has cut-outs and notches to slow or disrupt an opponent's blade, while the hand is well-protected by the knuckle bow. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. Matching rapier available. Can be sharpened for additional fee.

Specifications

    • Overall: 23"
    • Blade: 17" long, 1-1⁄2" wide
    • Wt: 1 lb/12 oz
£120.00 (incl VAT)

Musketeer Rapier

MeS-SW-409-01

Circa 1590 The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire. A good rapier was a necessary second weapon. Our Musketeer rapier is fashioned after those circa 1590. The basket hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt styles. The grip is wood wrapped with twisted wire and the parts of the hilt are plated with gleaming nickel silver. Can be sharpened for additional fee. Matching main gauche available. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

Specifications

    • Overall: 46"
    • Blade: 37-1⁄2" long, 1" wide
    • Wt: 2 lbs/8 oz
£222.00 (incl VAT)

Scottish Cutlass

MeS-SW-410-14

Circa 1690 The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of sea rogues through the foreboding mist - this new cutlass can't help but unleash adventurous images. Scottish born Capt. William Kidd, we're sure, would have favored this sword. As seen in period art, the Scottish Basket-Hilt was at times married to a cutlass blade (this one has a double edge for the first 9" of the blade). The basket itself provided excellent hand protection and could deliver a hard blow in the crowded melee that ensued on board. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. Includes scabbard.

Specifications

    • Overall: 31-1/2"
    • Blade: 25" long, 2-1/8" wide. 3/16" thick
    • Wt: 3 lbs/4 oz
£180.00 (incl VAT)

Sword of Homildon Hill

MeS-SW-411-01

During the English-Scottish Wars, the King of England was preoccupied with the Hundred Years' War in France. The border defense thereby fell largely to the Percy Family of Northumberland. During a border raid, the Scottish leader, Archibald IV, Earl of Douglas, was captured at a battle on Homildon Hill by the Percys, led by the younger Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy. Henry IV demanded the prisoner so he could collect the ransom himself. This demand, though obeyed, was the seed that began the long Percy Family revolt that ended years later with the Battle of Bramham Moor. Hotspur was considered the greatest knight of the realm and held honor sacred.

We have named this hand and half sword for Hotspur and that battle. The fullers are engraved in Latin with the inscription Who lives in falsehood slays his soul; whose speech is false, his honor, something Hotspur took to heart.

The blade is from well-tempered high carbon steel, the wood grip is wrapped in fine black cord and the detailed parts have a dark bronze finish. Leather wrapped scabbard has matching bronze fittings. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.

 

Specifications

    • Overall: 43-1/2"
    • Blade: 34" long, 1-7/8" wide, 3/16" thick
    • Wt: 3 lbs/ 4 oz
£222.00 (incl VAT)

Sword of Malta

MeS-SW-412-01

Circa 1565

The Sword of Malta...named for the battle in which the Knights of St John turned back a huge Ottoman flotilla.

This magnificent sword features a steel pommel with a deeply carved Cross of the Brotherhood, which symbolized their devotion and gave a point of prayer to the embattled soldiers, and a solid steel crossguard.

The hand forged, high carbon steel blade is very well balanced for a cut, and stiff for a solid thrust. The grip is grooved wood and covered in genuine stitched leather which is hand rubbed to a deep luster.

The scabbard features a custom wood sheath covered in thick leather to match the grip with steel fittings, allowing the sword to hand at a rakish angle, which was the fashion of the day. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.

 

Specifications

    • Overall: 40-3/4"
    • Blade: 34" long, 1-7/8" wide, 3⁄16" thick"
    • Wt: 2 lbs/13 oz
£222.00 (incl VAT)

The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

MeS-SW-413-01

Non Nobis, Domine, Non Nobis, Sed Nomini Tuo Da Glorium

These iconic words engraved on the blade define this historic sword replica. The creed of the Knights Templar - Nothing for us, Lord, nothing for us but for the glory of thy name - marked their illustrious and sometimes infamous 200 year military influence. This magnificent sword named The Accolade would have been a sword worthy of the Grand Master to knight a loyal member into this holy order.

The best metal smiths from Windlass Steelcrafts have spent hours on each blade, hand forging the high carbon steel for optimal balance, quickness and durability. The pommel features a highly detailed Templar coin on each side with Latin inscription and the symbols that have grown synonymous with the Templar Order, while the grip is hand-wrapped with a rich genuine red leather with a wire over-wrap.

The sword includes a custom, matching wooden scabbard covered in top grain, heavy-duty leather and a period belt with solid metal fittings. Can be sharpened for additional fee.

 

Specifications

    • Overall: 40"
    • Blade: 32-1/2" long, 2-1/2" wide, 3⁄16" thick"
    • Wt: 3 lbs / 10 oz
£315.00 (incl VAT)