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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 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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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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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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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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The Norman
The Normans (also called Northmen or Norsemen) were the decendants of the Scandinavian Vikings who raided the European coastal settlements at the outset of the 8th century. Despite the Norman's conversion to Christianity and their adoption of Frankish way of life, the Normans retained many of the traits of their Germanic ancestors. This weapon is historically bound to the Normans because of its frequent appearance in the Bayeux Tapestry: an embroidery that depicts the Norman Conquest. The Norman, classified as type XI by Oakeshott's typology, is fitted with a wheel pommel and straight guard. The diamond shape blade is extremely well balanced, making this one of the lightest and most maneuverable Medieval swords for cut and thrust swordplay. This sword comes with a matching scabbard. This sword comes with a scabbard. Specifications Total length: 88.9 cm Blade length: 71.12 cm Blade width at base: 5.08 cm Weight: 1.07 kg Steel 5160 Point of balance : 12,7cm Dual Tempered HRc 60, 48-50 at the core 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.

€739.00*

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William Wallace Sword
One Darksword staff on a trip to Scotland in the early 2000’s was chatting with a local in an Edinburgh pub, the local expounding at length all the problems the film had – but when asked if they’d actually seen the film, the replied, “Oh aye, I’ve seen it six times.” Clearly, a film that caused significant cultural impact. One of the most recognizable features of the Braveheart film is the sword wielded by William Wallace. Almost a fantasy version of a Scottish claymore, it is utterly unique among both film swords and historically inspired replicas. A long, double edge blade is married to a cruciform hilt and long handle for extra torque when swinging, and a traditional Claymore ball pommel completes the fittings – however, it is the ricasso that truly stands out. Unlike other swords of this type the William Wallace Claymore has a leather-wrapped ricasso, creating a comfortable place for a fighter to shorten up their grip for close-range work. Fans of the film, and fans of Scottish history, can both appreciate the impact that Braveheart has had on popular culture – and this sword was a part of that impact. Like the movie itself, it may not be historical – but it is inspired. It may not have been carried by heroes in the past, but it is representative of the swords they would have carried – an idealized weapon for an idolized character in film 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 Dark Brown Total length: 50″ Blade length: 39″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz POB: 6″

€789.01*

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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

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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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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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Stiletto
17th C. – Italian Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The Stylet or stiletto is the smallest of daggers, easily concealed, lightest in weight, with a strong triangular sectional blade. The dimensions of the stilettos made these daggers a favourite among assassins. The dagger was easy to conceal, enabling assassins to follow their would be victims at close rage without being spotted. details blade length 22,86 cm handle length 10,16 cm

€99.00*

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Gothic Gorget
German, 15th Century. Tower of London, England (Wallace Collection). 14 gauge steel. Here is another fine example of Matthes Deutsch medieval armor work, reproduced from a gorget on display in the Tower of London. The gorget's and bevor's four sectional system allows for perfect mobility for foot soldiers and cavalry. The bevor can be lifted and left raised or lowered with a locking system.

€129.00*

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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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14th Century Two Handed Sword
A sword dating from 1300 to 1350 AD. The original can be found in the Museum of London and was originally found in the River Thames in London. The cross on the pommel seems to indicate that this 14th century sword is a Templar Knight´s weapon. The history of the Templars seems to indicate that the sword was thrown into the river when the Order of the Temple was dissolved by Edward II in 1314. At the time, many Templars were executed or imprisoned, and in 1314 the Order's last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake. The embellishing of the pommel, with its decorative cross, was common among the Templars, giving clear indication as to the origins of the sword. This fourteenth century sword is forged from 1060 High-carbon steel. The tempered blade with 53 HRC is satin polished, the hilt is fitted with an iron pommel and cross guard. The handle is made of wood and wrapped in brown leather. This sword comes with a scabbard. Details: Total length: 48" Blade length: 38.5" Blade width at base: 2" Weight: 4 lbs. 5 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.

€769.00*

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Arming Dagger
This is the companion dagger to the Arming Sword. The dagger is made of 1060 high carbon steel and Tempered to a Rockwell of 53. The handle is made of wood covered in black leather. With polished blade and pommel. Details: Overall Length: approx. 44.5 cm Blade Length: approx. 30.5 cm Blade Material: 1060 High Carbon Steel Handle Material: Wood covered in leather HRC: 53 Weight: approx. 511 g

€239.00*

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PigFace Bascinet
The Barbuta is a design with a rich history. It was developed in Italy, originating from the Bascinet medieval armor, which itself had evolved from a steel skull cap worn under the great helm. During combat most soldiers removed the great helm as to not hinder their agility and visibility. These soldiers eventually discarding it completely for the simpler and more manageable Bascinet. The Barbuta developed from the Bascinet, with a design that hearkens back to the Corinthian helmets worn in the Greek empire. This is believed to have been caused by a renewed interest in classical history and literature.

€299.00*

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The Oslo Viking Sword
Viking art, in all its sophistication, presents a striking contrast with the stereotype of the rude and restless barbarian. Viking craftsmen excelled in woodworking, metalworking and weapons making with abstracted animal forms. Many Viking weapons and ships bore elaborate patterns of interlocking anthropomorphic figures. Runic texts and complementary scenes were frequently inscribed on stone. The Viking love of riddling phrases and schemes of rhyme yielded a rich poetic tradition and tales of mythic events. The Vikings are among the most celebrated warriors of human history. Not least due to their own stories and Sagas of epic battles and heroic deeds. For centuries, the Vikings raided and colonized wide areas of Europe. They reached North America centuries before Columbus and traded as far as modern day India. These Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish warriors were prompted to undertake their raids by a combination of socio-political factors and overpopulation. At the center of this fierce nomadic culture, stood the Viking sword. No object was praised more among the Vikings than the sword. A rugged broad blade of medium length (avg. 31″) with a wide fuller fading at the tip. While crafting the solid bronze guard and pommel, the essence of the Viking heritage was carefully honoured. Skilfully crafted from 5160 High Carbon steel. The Oslo Viking Sword is an inspiring Medieval weapon. Authoritative, vibrant and rugged, the Oslo Viking sword is well balanced and a fierce Viking weapon of choice. Inspired by the remains of a 10th C. Viking hilt with elaborated serpentine motifs, the sword remains faithful to its historical counterparts. With the sword at the core of Viking history, we engineered the Oslo Viking sword for the most brutal use. Vivid and resilient, the Viking sword is built to last ! Details: 5160 High Carbon Steel Differentially Hardened to a Rockwell of 60 At the Edge Tempered to a Rockwell of 50 at the Core Total length: 94 cm Blade length: 79 cm Blade width at base: 5 cm Weight: 1.10 kg 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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Mother of Dragons Sword
Swords forged at Darksword Armory have a variety of sources of inspiration. While the majority of our swords are based on historical models (and whenever possible, models that we have personally examined), others come from books, from myth, and from television or film. These fantasy swords are sometimes more directly based on a popular design (such as our Excalibur sword, inspired by the 1981 film); at other times, our designers are inspired to come up with an original design based on a fantasy weapon or character. This is how the Mother of Dragons was born.In George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (immortalized on television in the HBO series Game of Thrones), the character of Daenerys is at the center of the story. Descended from the Targaryens, a family who long ago controlled dragons in order to unite the Seven Kingdoms, Daenerys begins her journey in the books as an exiled princess being given in marriage to a barbarian warlord. Dragons have long been gone from the world, but Daenerys comes into possession of three dragon eggs – and unexpectedly is able to hatch them. With the power of her draconic “children,” she becomes a major player in a series of epic wars and changes the course of history. Arguably, she is the single most important character in the series.The overall design of the Mother of Dragons was based on a very unique historical piece. The Wallace Collection, a museum of art, arms, and armor in London, England, contains numerous surviving swords from different periods in European history. The sword in question (pictured below) is unlike any other in the collection, or in any other collection in London. When Darksword Armory founder Eyal Azard saw it he immediately chose it as the physical inspiration for the sword of Daenerys. Subtle changes were made to the design to bring it more closely in line with the vision Eyal had for the Mother of Dragons sword.The Darksword Armory Mother of Dragons sword is inspired by this character. While in the series Queen Daenerys rarely wields a weapon herself, this sword is designed after what she might have wielded as the mother of the only dragons in existence. The blade is short and broad at the base, and its hollow-ground length tapers to a sharp point. This blade construction combined with the larger pommel brings the point of balance right to the guard, creating a sword that is shockingly lively in the hand and suitable for an individual who may be smaller and more suited to speed over strength. The cast bronze guard depicts a curling dragon that protects the hand, and the matching pommel has a high-born, aristocratic feel. The handle of textured ebony wood completes the look of a sword worthy of a queen, even a queen who relies not on the strength of her arm but on the might of her spirit. We hope it will appeal to others who embody her fierce and powerful spirit. Specifications 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: Textured Ebony Grip Total length: 26.5″ Blade length: 20″ Blade width at base: 2.1″ Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz. POB: at crossguard 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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The Black Knight
In history and literature, a Black Knight is a mysterious warrior who hides their identity in order to disguise their motives and allegiance. The Darksword Armory Black Knight Sword is a nod to this literary and historical character, blending historical design with a fantasy flare. The straight, tempered, double-edged blade is based on those swords most often carried by the mounted knights of the medieval period. With full tang construction this sword is fully functional, and has been expertly forged and balanced to be an effective and deadly cutting weapon.More information on the Black Knight Sword, and on the historical and fictional characters that inspired it, can be found below. Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Total length: 35″ Blade length: 28″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 2.6 lbs

€729.00*

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Black Knight Dagger
In history and literature, a Black Knight is a mysterious warrior who hides their identity in order to disguise their motives and allegiance. The Darksword Armory Black Knight Dagger is a nod to this literary and historical character, blending historical design with a fantasy flare. The straight, tempered, double-edged blade is the companion dagger to the Black Knight sword, available in our sword gallery page. With full tang construction this dagger is fully functional, as all our swords and daggers, and has been carefully forged and balanced to be an effective and deadly line of defense. Swords and dagger of the 15th C. were not only exceptionally engineered, but also showed clear artistic patterns and influences from the gothic architectural structures of the time. Details: 5160 High Carbon Steel Fittings : Mild Steel Total Length: 18″ Blade Length : 12″ Weight: 1 lb.

€299.00*

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The Knochenbrecher (Messer)
Weapons of war often evolved from tools used for hunting, farming, or day-to-day survival in a hostile world, and nowhere is that more clear than in the German “Messer” (meaning “knife”) style of swords. Messer swords began as simple, single-edged weapons, merely scaled up versions of the knives from which they descended. Over time, they became distinctive, deadly, and beautiful weapons associated with the Germanic peoples. Darksword Armory’s Knochenbrecher (German for “Bone Breaker”) is based on the Kriegsmesser, meaning “war knife,” the large and imposing weapon of the 15th-century. Large, brutal, and totally battle-ready, the Darksword Armory Knochenbrecher is a powerful cutter – balanced for delivering sweeping, heavy strikes as its historical counterpart would have been.More information on the Knochenbrecher Sword and the history of the world in which it originated can be found below. Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 6048-50 at the core Fittings : Mild Steel Total Length: 45.5″ Blade Length : 34″ Grip Length: 11″ Weight: 3 lbs 8 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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Crusader Dagger
The crusader dagger is the quintessential medieval knight’s dagger. Dawned with the traditional wheel pommel and cruciform guard, the Crusader type dagger was used throughout the medieval period. Being more than a simple tool of war, the medieval dagger was used for a variety of mundane tasks, ranging from basic eating to leather working. The dagger however, although an important and useful tool, was a necessary weapon for both knights and soldiers. When swords broke or dropped due to injury on the battle field, the dagger was used for defense. When a shield, the small size of the dagger made it easier to slide through and thrust unprotected areas and armor openings. After the Battle of Agincourt, Henry V “examined” the fallen warriors on the field. Those still living received a final blow by Henry’s dagger. The crusader dagger is forged with 1060 High Carbon Steel and Tempered to a Rockwell of 53. Details: Overall Length: approx. 44.5 cm Blade Length: approx. 30.5 cm Blade Material: 1060 High Carbon Steel HRC: 53 Weight: approx. 454 g Please note: The dagger 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.

€239.00*

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Mid 13th C. Sword
The 13th Century was a turning point in making of arms and armors of the Middle Ages. Typically, armors dating prior to the 13th century were mainly composed of mail armor, or maille, made to counter the impact of the uniform sword blades of the early medieval period. By the mid-13th century however, the armies of Feudal Europe witnessed not only an increase in platted armor but consequently a change in blade geometry. This is an interesting example of the transitional arming swords used during the outset of the 13th century. Crowned with a “cocked-hat” pommel, originally found in Scandinavia, the sword hilt was generally mounted on a type X or type XII blade. The “cocked-hat” pommel, classified by Petersen as Type Y, was used through the 11th and 12th centuries. By the 13th century the “cocked-hat” pommel remained in use, but became more massive. Numerous examples are found throughout Europe. During his examinations of various swords of the middle ages, Oakeshott noted identical swords in various sources; from a crucifixion scene in a 13th century manuscript from Goslar, a sword found in Hungary with an identical pommel, another identical sword from Brunau, an example found in a German manuscript and a final example at the end of the 13th century on the grave-slab of Ulrich von Regensburg in Zurich. Details: Overall Length: approx. 86.4 cm Blade Length: approx. 68.6 cm POB: approx. 14 cm Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel Differential Hardened at a Rockwell of 60 at the Edge; 48-50 at the core. Fittings: Mild Steel Weight: approx. 1078 g 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.

€729.00*

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Alexandria Sword
Darksword Armory is pleased to have created a replica of the lost sword of Alexandria. Like the Harriet Dean Sword, the Darksword Armory Alexandria sword is a 15th-century style longsword. Its flattened-diamond cross-sectioned blade has a broad base and sharply tapered tip, making it both exquisitely balanced and suitable for splitting links of chain or probing gaps in plate armor. While designed primarily as a thrusting weapon like many renaissance longswords, it would also be highly effective at cutting targets. The leather wrapped grip is wooden and epoxied to the robust tang, and the plain steel fittings and wheel pommel with peen block are typical of the Oakeshott Type XVIIIc. Many of the longsword manuals of that era, such as Fiore Dei Liberi’s famous Flos Duellatorum (“The Flower of Battle”), were written for use with swords such as this.Our latest renaissance longsword is an homage to the lost sword of Alexandria, a sword commissioned by a King, gifted to a Sultan, purchased by a curator, inherited by a sister, lost to time, and finally found again by a collector like so many of our customers. We invite you to hold this reflection of history in your hands. Specs: Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 / 48-50 at the core Total length: 45″ Blade length: 33.5″ Width at base: 3 1/4″ Sword without scabbard: 1.86 kg Sword with scabbard: 2.64 kg 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.

€999.00*

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Gotland Jonasson Viking Axe
During the outset of the Viking Age, the Viking axe was essentially used as a daily agricultural tool. As the Migration age of the Viking people developed during the 9th C., so did that development of the Viking sword. The common masses however used readily available tools that were simple, yet powerful. While used consistently for daily activities, the Viking axe also proved to be a devastating weapon in hand-to-hand combat.While the geometry of the viking Axe changed throughout the Viking Axe, this was the most commonly used Viking axe during the early part of the Migration Age, namely the 9th C. Hand Forged to look and feel like the original, the Viking axe’s character is preserved by the traditional hammer marks and criss cross leather pattern. This axe is an absolute must-have for Viking enthusiasts. Total Length : 30” Viking Axe head (width): 6.5” Viking Axe head (hight) 4 1/4” long Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz.

€189.00*

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The Viscount
The Viscount is a Hand-and-a-half battle ready sword that is conceptualized from various medieval swords of the 14th and 15th century. With its long broad, sharply tapered blade and octagonal equally tapered pommel, both of historical sources, the Viscount battle ready Sword is fitted with an inspirational guard. That being said, we took some creative liberty with the Viscount Medieval sword to produce a beautifully balanced battle ready sword which offers exceptional handling capabilities being wielded with one or two hands.. The Viscount sword is forged with a type XX blade. The character of these blades are broad and gracefully tapering to a sharp point. The Viscount Medieval Sword could have easily fit in the wars of the 15th C. The Viscount is a title. A member of European nobility, who ranks a baron but below an Earl. The Viscount was basically a deputy, a trusted appointee. King Henry VI appointed John Beaumont as the first Viscount of England’s history in 1440 AD. Details: 5160 High Carbon Steel, HRc 60 Guard and pommel: mild steel Total length: 121,92 cm Blade length: 96,52 cm Blade width at base: 6.35 cm Weight: 1.5 kg 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.

€779.00*

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Leg Medieval Armor
13th Century. Leg medieval armor that covers the knee (known as ‘poleyns’) was one of the first forms of plate armor. Poleyns were generally worn by attaching them to or over chain mail ‘chausses’ that either came to the knee or else extended down the leg. In the 13th C, most soldiers wore a gambeson (padded jacket) covered by chain mail, with poleyns protecting their legs, copts to protect their elbows, and a helmet (usually the conical ‘Great Helm’). The use of full sets of plate armor did not come into common use for another century. Crusaders wore this combination of mail with small sections of plate armor on their journey to and subsequent battles in the Holy Land. The 13th century saw many crusades, and it was a time of great upheaval as legions of soldiers left their homelands to fight in foreign lands. Armor was usually stripped from the dead as iron was a precious commodity in medieval Europe.

€149.00*

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Ranger Dagger
This is the companion dagger to the Ranger sword #40351. The dagger is made of 5060 high carbon steel and Tempered to a Rockwell of 53. The handle is made of wood covered in black leather. Polished blade and pommel. The dagger comes with a scabbard and a strapping system to attach the dagger to the companion sword's scabbard. Details: Overall Length: approx. 44.5 cm Blade Length: approx. 30.5 cm Blade Material: 5160 High Carbon Steel Handle Material: Wood covered in leather HRC: 53 Weight: approx. 511 g 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.

€249.00*

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Scottish Claymore
The Claymore, or "claidheamh mor" in Scottish Gaelic, was used by the Scottish Highlanders during the incessant clan rivalries and and wars fought against the English armies between the 16th and 18th centuries. The two handed claymore was a transitional sword, originating from the Early Scottish medieval swords which developed a distinctive cross-guard. The Two handed Claymore was widely used by the Scottish Highlanders until the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689. Details: Total length: 121.92 cm Blade length: 93.98 cm Blade width: 5.08 cm Weight: 2.09 kg Blade thickness: 1.88 mm 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.

€969.00*

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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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The Vindaaris
Since the founding of Darksword Armory, the swords in our catalog have had multiple inspirations. Our swords are based on examples from literature, myth, art, and film – including our popular Lord of the Rings swords. Many more of our swords are based on surviving historical artifacts; Darksword founder Eyal Azerad has traveled to museums all over the world in order to examine swords from different eras in history, and these were replicated in our forge to exacting specifications. Many of our most popular designs, though, have been our fantasy designs, and for over a decade these unique, coveted pieces have been based on the vision our designer, Terry. Terry and Eyal have worked closely over the last 10 years to create some of the most remarkable fantasy swords on the market. Since 2008 Terry has sketched original and fantasy-inspired swords and knives which we have endeavored to capture in steel, and these designs have been some of Darksword Armory’s most sought-after. The Vindaaris is the latest of Terry’s designs, and it is truly a wonder to behold. The inspiration for the Vindaaris was twofold. First, it was inspired by the Norse myths of the light elves that allied themselves with the gods. Hailing from the ancient world of Alfheim, these elves and their weapons would be instrumental in the final battle against evil. The designer’s description references this: In the last days of the age of Gods, the All-Father Odin, summoned his allies to his throne. Among those were the glorious and enigmatic light elves from Alfheim, they and their god ruler Fryer swore their arms to the All-Father for the final battle for Midgard. These swords are among those laid at Odin’s throne, forged for the end times of Ragnarok. The inscription in Nordic runes reads, “Honor, Loyalty, Disgrace, Vengeance” – common themes from Vikings of legend and myth. The other source is, as many of our swords, is the work of J.R.R Tolkien. The elves of light in Tolkien’ work made many mighty swords, and this fantasy blade more greatly resembles a sword you would see on the hip of an elf-lord than a Viking. The Tolkien “heritage” of the design is honored in an alternative inscription made in the “Tengwar” language Tolkien invented for his elves of Middle-Earth on a limited edition version of the Vindaaris. On just 50 of the Vindaaris swords that were made the elven inscription on the blade is from the Volsung saga, an epic tale of Viking lore, and reads: “Better to fight and fall than live without hope.” Thus, from both sources of inspiration, this would be considered an “elven” blade. The sword itself is a powerful two handed weapon. The unique blade is made from 5160 steel, flowing effortlessly to the flared section unlike anything else in our catalog. The curved guard is expertly sculpted, showing cunning lines and elegant script. The leather-wrapped handle hides a robust tang, and the graceful pommel reflects the weapon’s elven heritage. Make no mistake, as beautiful as this sword is it is still, in fact, a very real weapon. We at Darksword Armory our proud of our collaboration with Terry Maranda, and invite you to own a piece of his legacy. Details: LENGTH 50″ HANDLE LENGTH 10″ BLADE LENGTH 36″ BLADE WIDTH 1.6-3″ CROSSGUARD LENGTH 10″ GUARD DEPTH 1/4″-1/2″ HANDLE CIRCUMFERENCE 3 1/2″ WEIGHT 4 lbs 12 oz P.O.B At Ricasso

€1,049.00*

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12th Century Medieval Sword
Sword from the 12th century. The original can be found in the Schweizerisches Landesmusuem, Zurich. Classified as type Xa or XI, this is one of the most significant two handed weapons of the medieval period. Numerous variations are found throughout the European continent, establishing a general conformity and indicating a clear pattern of influence among smiths of the time. Variations are found in the Royal Armoury of Turin, in the Louvre of Paris, in the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, in the Royal Armoury of Madrid and in the Hermitage, Petrograd. This sword comes with a scabbard. Details: Total length: 46.5" Blade length: 36" Blade width at base: 2" Weight: 4 lbs 7 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.

€769.00*

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The Black Prince Dagger
The English Prince Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, lived from June 15, 1330 to June 8, 1376. He is a well known historical figure; well known for his chivalrous (and occasionally non-chivalrous) actions, and for never being crowned king despite being the eldest son of King Edward III – he died before his father, and the crown passed to his son Richard instead. Edward would also later come to be known by a nickname of indeterminate origin – “The Black Prince,” a name well known to scholars in the fields of art, history, literature and theater. This popularity was surely affected when a sword that was discovered in the mid 20th century was identified by Ewart Oakeshott as the Sword of the Black Prince. Thought to have been stolen from Edward’s tomb centuries earlier, became one of the most recognizable artefacts of 14th Century Medieval swords. The sword has a long, tapered blade that is ideally suited for thrusting, while still remaining able to make powerful cuts. The handle is elongated to provide more leverage, which in combination with the large pommel results in excellent tip control. The original has a Type XVa blade, which is faithfully reproduced here. Edward’s “Black Prince” title may have come from his distinctive armor, which according to some sources was blackened steel (although the title may also have come from his temper, mercilessness to his enemies or derision towards the lower classes in spite of his chivalrous beliefs). The pommel and guard of this sword have been blackened to reflect that title, and would match the dark platted armor that Edward may have worn. A black leather wrapped handle and upgraded scabbard completes the look. This is the first time that DSA has interpreted this popular design, and would be suitable for anyone who has an interest in Medieval longswords in general or 14th Century interpretations specifically. Details: Overall Length: approx. 44.5 cm Blade Length: approx. 30.5 cm Weight: approx. 511 g Please note: The dagger 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.

€239.00*

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The Longford
The Longford was used by the Swiss or German longsword masters during the Renaissance. Some texts used by these instructors still survive and inform a number of Medieval and Renaissance martial artists who want to train in classical European swordplay without entering into the realm of sport fencing. Unlike sport fencing, the arts used by these fighters are designed for serious combat, when knowing how to properly parry a thrust could save your life. The Longford boasts a long, tapered blade common to 15th Century medieval swords. A unique feature to this blade is a thick ricasso at the base, adding stability and strength and also allowing a safe place for a gloved hand to grasp when the sword would need to be used in closer combat. An attractive, curled guard and scentstopper pommel complete this sword nicely. The fuller extends ¾ of the length of the blade and is complimented by a central ridge. This two handed sword is named after the Longford Castle, located on the banks of the River Avon south of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Details: Overall Length: approx. 127 cm Blade Length: approx. 99 cm Blade Thickness: approx. 0.1 cm POB: approx. 10.2 cm Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Weight: approx. 1419 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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The Hastings Sword
“The Hastings” is an elegant design fostered by the classic hand-and-a-half sword of the Noman knights. Inspired by an Oakeshott Sub-Type XIIIa, this version has a double fuller which extends to ¾ the length of the blade. The sword is named after the Battle of Hastings, one of, if not, the most important battles in English history. The Battle of Hastings took place on October 14th 1066, and marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in Britain as well as leading to the introduction of the common law. Details: 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 (oak) Total length: 39″ Blade length: 32″ Blade width at base: 2 1/8″ Grip Length: 5 inches Weight: 2 lbs 14oz 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.

€1,099.00*

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Type X Medieval Sword
A true classic: the Type X is one of the most recognizable swords from medieval art. Renowned as an archetypal knightly sword. The cruciform hilt would be widely used across Europe during this period, and the Type X is where this look originated. A transitional weapon, it marked the evolutionary leap from the weapons of the Viking era to the cut-and-thrust arming swords of the Middle Ages. 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: 36.5″ Blade Length : 30″ Weight: 2 lbs 7 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.

€649.00*

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Edward The IIIrd Leg Armor
14th Century. These 3/4 length leg armor are designed after those of King Edward the Third of England. The Leg medieval armor is made of 14 g. steel and ready to wear with straps and historical buckles. Edward III lived from 1312 to 1377. He enjoyed an unusually long reign of fifty years, accomplishing much. The king was an aggressive military campaigner, taking over his father and grandfather’s conquest of Scotland as well as starting the Hundred Years War with France. England was ravaged by the plague twice within his reign and the king was able to restore society relatively quickly after both epidemics. Edward III was crowned when he was only fourteen years old, when his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer deposed his father. The two of them served as Edward’s regents, during which time Roger Mortimer subjected him to constant disrespect. As a result, when he was only seventeen years old Edward III led a coup to restore his rightful rule. Mortimer was executed within a month of the coup despite the pleas of his mother. The later years of his rule were marked with civil unrest and strife due to the king’s failing health. Despite that, King Edward III is still considered one of the most successful kings in English history and has been compared to King Arthur himself.

€159.00*

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