We have been collecting these links for some time. We are still
in the process of adding to and cataloguing them. If you know
of a link that you think should be added to this list please
e-mail it to us and we will review
When buying blades of any type the transaction is always buyer
beware. There are many fake and poorly constructed swords
out there so we make no recommendations about these links.
The descriptions you see are for information only and should
not be construed as any form of recommendation. If the forgoing
sounds like legalese intended to protect our buts, well
it is. But we equally don't want to see you conned so if you
plan to spend a serious chunk of change start by joining a
club or association and talking to people who know swords.
Association For Renaissance Martial Arts
- Lots of information here if you are interested in how
these weapons were used and why they look the way they
- This is a very useful site if you are trying to identify
your latest acquisition. The database appears to be extensive
and easy to use. It does require you to register before
you use the site but we aren't worried about it. Using
the site is easy and intuitive as well as fun to browse.
- Sword Buyers
- This site has many sword tests and reviews. If you are
thinking about buying your first sword this is a great
place to start.
- Lots of great information.
- Covers the major manufacturers and contains lots of information
along with reviews, both good and bad. This is a good
place to start if you are looking for a modern manufactured
European and Western
- Some beautiful modern manufacture blades in both Japanese
and European styles.
- An exceptional line of beautiful weapons
- Located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, they have been making
fine presentation swords since 1791.
- A small line of swords and cutlasses are available here
along with Sextants
- Made in Scotland. Some lovely swords here, a little different
from the usual.
- Make no mistake these are the real thing. Prices are hefty
but the swords are beautiful.
- Custom swords by Rob Miller. Very nice. Be prepared to
be put on a waiting list if you're interested. He comes
highly recommended. Nice site but the intro is slow to
load so just use the skip intro link.
- Like the name says this is mostly civil war era but some
blades are WWII and the occasional Japanese blade. This
site is slow to load but has some interesting items.
- Nicely made modern and replica swords.
- Good selection of fencing swords.
Tin Armi Antiche
- Difficult to find better. Great close-up pictures with
an informative Web site.
- Antique swords and knives, Japanese, German and Napoleonic.
Lots of interesting pieces. Not a great Web site but interesting
blades so worth a look.
- Lovely work. Both knives and swords.
- Heavenly Swords
- Mostly low priced swords but there are some of you out
there that only want something interesting to put on the
mantle that doesn't require a mortgage. They also carry
some items from Hanwei and Cold Steel.
- Definitely not reproductions but interesting none the
less. Take a look this may be exactly what you are looking
- Absolutely incredible. Pricing depends on the piece and
availability but it doesn't matter because we can't afford
them. This is a must see, the photos are beautiful.
- More works of art. Just might be able to afford one of
- Beautiful work. Historical and fantasy blades.
- Need a display suit of armour for your living room or
perhaps a real suit for your afternoon jousting match?
This is the place to shop. Wide variety and pricing.
- A nice selection of swords from around the world.
- The Lanes Armoury
- Usually a large collection of items for sale. Old blades
and various other weapons. Great place to browse.
Arms and Armour
- Antique arms of all types. A good selection of blades.
- Lutel Swords
- Based in the Czech Republic they make a wide variety of
nice blades. Click on the British flag in the top-left
corner to get the English version of the site.
- They have some beautiful swords and armor. Prices are
up there but the swords look superb. We were surprised
that there were so few images of the swords on the site.
- Based in Calgary Alberta, they make the most amazing armor
and some nice swords. Not having worn any of the armor
we can't speak for it's comfort but it is amazing in every
respect. Great pictures and don't miss the signature piece
shown on the home page, look in the premier collection
on the armor page.
D Long Ltd.
- Often a number of original blades available on this site.
Remember that buying an antiquity or Nazi era item is
always buyer beware. You need to know what you are doing
or trust someone who does. This business has been around
for a while and appears to have a good reputation (not
a recommendation on our part, search Google and decide
- Antique guns, civil war swords, antique, weapons, artefacts,
rifles, pistols, muskets. Nice pictures with good descriptions.
- Interesting European modern manufacture military swords.
Some interesting information about military uniforms.
Poor Web site but the information seem worthwhile.
- Nice designs. I can't classify them as fantasy swords
because they are clearly made to be used. Worth a look.
- This link takes you to the home page rather than the sword
page. The link takes a little looking but is worth it.
These blades look like they have come out of a museum,
not old but manufactured in the time period. I'm not sure
that the designs are authentic but they look like they
- A few very special designs. These swords appear massive
but just look at the weight. Photos are good but few,
and no close-ups.
- Some very nice swords here. Pictures leave a little to
be desired. We'd like to see more close-ups. They produce
some artificially aged swords that look very realistic.
Swords and Collectibles
- An excellent selection of practical and battle ready swords.
- Movie props and weapons, some of which are for sale. Lots
of interesting pieces here; real, fake and outlandish.
The Hilt Sword Swallowing
- OK so don't try this at home. We just had to include this
link in our list.
- Some nice blades here. Mostly Paul Chen / Hanwei. Lots
of good close up images that give you a very good idea
of what the sword looks like.
Thank you to all contributors of these links. You know who you are. Please forgive my use of your descriptions because they are likely far more eloquent than mine. I can not even claim that English is my second language so I have no excuse.