Swords by Function

If you know whether you want to use your next sword for combat, decorative purposes, or training, our Swords by Function category is a fine place to start your search. Here we break down all our swords by those uses, so it is easy to find the weapon that works best for your chosen purpose. Our functional swords are high quality weapons made for combat or utility. They are intended to be swung around and used like a real sword. Our decorative swords are wonderful display pieces and collectibles that add their style to home or office decor. They can also be worn at the side as costume swords, but they are not intended for demanding use. Our training swords are ideal for practicing your skills before you take a real sword in hand. Shop our Swords by Function category to find the sword that best fits your particular needs.

Decorative Swords

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The Decorative Swords category here at Buying a Sword contains every ornamental sword available on the site. These collectible weapons are crafted with attention to detail by top manufacturers like Marto, Art Gladius, and Denix, often featuring precious metals, gems, engraving, sculpted handles, and other embellishments that make them ideal for display. A number of these excellent decorative blades are licensed swords, including a number of designs from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, the Legend of Zelda, and other popular media. These ornamental blades come in many styles, including ceremonial sabers, fantasy swords, gladiator swords, musketeer rapiers, Scottish claymores, pirate cutlasses, Excalibur replicas, Egyptian khopeshes, and many more. Whether you want a costume sword for a re-enactment or performance or fantastic display sword for your home decor or wedding, you can find a large number of options here at Buying a Sword!

Functional Swords

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Every battle ready sword available on Buying a Sword can be found here in the Functional Swords category. These combat weapons are crafted to be able to withstand the rigors of use, designed by renowned manufacturers like Tinker Pearce, Windlass, CAS Iberia, and Hanwei. Made from high carbon steel, many of these re-enactment swords are designed for historical accuracy, ensuring that they work equally well as collectibles and display weapons. These functional blades come in a range of styles inspired by various Cultures and Eras, including Scottish and Celtic, Roman, Greek, Viking, Medieval, Renaissance, Pirate, Civil War, Oriental, and others. Browse for a few moments, and you will see claymores, rapiers, broadswords, bastard swords, scimitars, sabers, cutlasses, shashkas, katana, hand and a half swords, and many, many more options to suit your needs.

Training Swords

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Hone your skills before you wield your favorite blade. Use our training swords to learn new techniques or start your sword training before you switch to a real weapon. Our synthetic training weapons are typically made of polypropylene, making them sturdy and cut resistant practice swords. We offer these trainer swords in various types, so you will find a blade type here that matches the sword you hope to wield in battle. We have training katana and gladius swords, as well as training broad swords, synthetic arming swords, training hand and a half swords, training pirate swords, and much more. Take your skills to the next level and practice in safety with our varied selection of high quality training weapons.

LARP Swords

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Buying a Sword has swords of all kinds, including those for LARP. We have in incredible selection of LARP swords to choose from, ranging from historical to fantastic in their inspiration, and in styles to suit any kind of fighter. These high quality LARP weapons are typically made of a shred resistant foam for safe use on the LARP battlefield. And if your character takes inspiration from medieval, Renaissance, Greek, pirate, or Viking history, we have a LARP sword that will match. LARP is not limited to the realms of reality, so we offer many fantasy LARP sword styles as well. Shop medieval knight LARP swords and elven LARP swords as well as LARP swords based on the weapons used by favorite characters in movies like Lord of the Rings and shows like Game of Thrones.