As an archer, your main weapon is the bow. But it is also a good idea to take a page from the historical archers book and always arm yourself with a secondary weapon as well, just in case your enemies happen to get too close for comfortable archery. That is why Medieval Archery offers a selection of swords, daggers, and axes - so that you can arm yourself properly and stay safe no matter what range your foes decide to attack you from! Arming swords and Viking swords are two of our more common blades in this section, as both are one-handed weapons that were light and easy to carry, yet devastatingly effective when placed into skilled hands. We also offer a few hand and a half swords, better known as bastard swords, to suit the archer who wants options with their melee weapon. We also carry a variety of different of short blades, varying between classic medieval daggers and more traditional hunting knives. This ensures that reenactors can have their preferred short blades, and modern-day archers and hunters can have a dagger to suit their needs too. And for that unique archer who wants something a bit more non-traditional, we offer a handful of hand axes and battle axes to add to your armory as well. A secondary weapon can sometimes save an archers life, and they make for great training tools if you decide to expand from historic archery into medieval swordplay. If nothing else, a sword, dagger, or axe from Medieval Archery helps add some authenticity to your medieval look, while also adding some intimidation to your overall look as well.
Seax
Item #401022
The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings, and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages.
Price: $125.00
Saracen Scimitar
Item #SH2354
The deeply curved blade of the Saracen Scimitar recalls battles between the Saracen and Crusader. This sword originated in Southwest Asia and became widespread by the time of the Ottoman period.
Price: $210.00
Raptor Sword
Item #501090
We have named this new fantasy sword for the fierce prehistoric predator. The pommel is in the form of its deadly claw, but of course, the long curving blade is the real force of this beast. It includes a scabbard.
Price: $215.00
Marshall Damascus Sword
Item #SH2001
Our single-hand Marshall Damascus Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by Sir William Marshall.
Price: $700.00
Damascus Viking Sword
Item #500262
Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. This is a beautiful reproduction of an actual artifact found in Finland, fit for any Viking warrior.
Price: $425.00
Hand and a Half SwordHand and a Half Sword
Item #07-88HNH
You would be hard pressed to find a more versatile or effective sword than this bastard sword. Known also as a Hand and a Half Sword, this weapon is the epitome of rugged design that is brutally effective yet effortless in its look.
Price: $469.99
On Sale For: $376.00
Classic Medieval Sword
Item #500020
The long and wide fuller on this blade lightens the overall sword and makes it possible to deliver fast and shearing cuts capable of cutting through the mail and padding that were worn during the period.
Price: $225.00
Sticklestad Viking Sword
Item #500670
Made from high carbon steel, the sword is a beautifully balanced and highly effective weapon. Capable of both cutting and thrusting, it is also a delight to the eye. Pommel and guard are tastefully decorated with copper.
Price: $245.00
Poignard Dagger
Item #401726
A forerunner of many long parrying daggers of later years, the poignards long reach made it very effective. It saw much use in its own day as a backup weapon and defensive dagger on the battlefield.
Price: $85.00
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller
Item #SH2411
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller with is an Oakeshott Type XVIIA piece. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length and fullered for about one third of its length.
Price: $335.00
Warrior DaggerWarrior Dagger
Item #MC-HK-3484
Every warrior needs a good dagger. They are light, exceedingly useful, and make a great last-defense weapon. So arm yourself with this Warrior Dagger. It is everything a warrior needs in a dagger without ostentatious extra designs.
Price: $12.00
Henry V Sword
Item #IP-703-2
This Henry V Sword does exemplify attributes of a knightly sword of the highest quality. It has superb balance, making it an exceptional fighting sword, and offering an excellent control of point for thrusting.
Price: $299.00
Medieval DaggerMedieval Dagger
Item #ZS-210632
The Medieval Dagger features a polished tempered stainless steel blade. The Medieval Dagger comes with a scabbard wrapped in faux leather that has an antique pewter finish at the throat and tip. It has a pewter pommel and guard.
Price: $15.00
On Sale For: $13.50
Ranger Battle Sword
Item #IP-PS-701
This blade might seem like something straight out of fantasy, but the Ranger Battle Sword was designed to be as functional and battle-ready as it is visually appealing with its simple elegance and high carbon steel construction.
Price: $315.00
Knights Riding Sword
Item #IP-705-2
The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running two-thirds the length of the blade. The crossguard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.
Price: $229.00
Lion Crest Sword
Item #ED2001
Our medieval lion crest sword is an exclusive design featuring a regal rampant lion symbolizing courage and strength, carved into the solid brass pommel. The blade of the Lion Crest sword has fullers running down most of the blade.
Price: $312.55
Marshall Sword
Item #SH2000
Our single-hand Marshall Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of the finest knights of England, Sir William Marshall.
Price: $415.00
Medieval Ring DaggerMedieval Ring Dagger
Item #ZS-210638
The Medieval Ring Dagger features a polished, tempered stainless steel blade. The Medieval Ring Dagger comes with a scabbard wrapped in faux leather that has a cast metal antique pewter finish at the throat and tip.
Price: $15.00
On Sale For: $13.50
Damascus BowieDamascus Bowie
Item #ZS-DM-1009
The Damascus Bowie features a stag horn handle and comes with a hand stitched leather sheath. The Damascus Bowie has an overall length of 11 inches and has a hand forged Damascus blade each with its own unique pattern.
Price: $85.90
On Sale For: $77.31
Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword
Item #SH2404
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Early Medieval Sword is a single-hand Oakeshott Type XII piece. The sharp blade is fullered for about two thirds of its length with a flattened diamond section out towards the tip.
Price: $355.00
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword
Item #SH2400
This Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and is designed to perform identically in the hand to the blunt version. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length.
Price: $325.00
Damascus BowieDamascus Bowie
Item #ZS-DM-1010
The Damascus Bowie features a horn handle with brass spacers and comes with a hand stitched leather sheath. The Damascus Bowie has an overall length of 14.75 inches and has a hand forged Damascus blade each with its own unique pattern.
Price: $117.00
On Sale For: $105.30
Black Prince Dagger with Scabbard
Item #SG550
Gladius Medieval daggers like the Black Prince Dagger with Scabbard have 440C stainless steel blades that are fully tempered, but they are primarily intended for use as collectibles and decorative pieces with their eye-catching details.
Price: $86.00
Medieval Lancelot DaggerMedieval Lancelot Dagger
Item #ZS-210633
The Medieval Lancelot Dagger features a polished, tempered stainless steel blade. The Medieval Lancelot Dagger comes with a scabbard wrapped in faux leather that has a cast metal antique brass finish at the throat and tip.
Price: $15.00
On Sale For: $13.50
Hand and a Half DaggerHand and a Half Dagger
Item #07-88HNHD
Every Hand and a Half Dagger reflects the highest standards in workmanship and comes fully sharpened and ready for battle. Scaled down in size and almost identical in appearance, the Hand and a Half Dagger offers a 13 inch long blade.
Price: $259.99
On Sale For: $208.00
Chieftain's Viking Sword with Scabbard
Item #AH-3305M
Modeled after the typical Viking sword, this blade is a weapon fit for a Viking leader or warlord. Historical in its design, the Chieftain's Viking Sword with Scabbard is a straight-forward blade that was designed for battle.
Price: $167.00
Chevalier DaggerChevalier Dagger
Item #SB3960
Though knights often used swords, polearms, and long-ranged weapons, a dagger could come in handy as a weapon for stabbing and thrusting. The Chevalier Dagger features a unique squared-off pommel and curved crossguard.
Price: $105.00
Arming Dagger with Scabbard
Item #AH-3372A
For the times when a sword could not be carried, a knight could always depend on having his Arming Dagger with Scabbard close at hand. Like its cousin, this dagger excels in combat, featuring a shape that is designed to be versatile.
Price: $68.00
14th Century Dagger
Item #SB3963
Daggers serve as secondary or tertiary weapons, differing from knives with their expert ability to stab and thrust. The 14th Century Dagger makes a stylish example of a functional, historical dagger.
Price: $105.00
Saxon Parrying Dagger
Item #SB3961
Parrying daggers gained popularity from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance and often were used in conjunction with a single-handed sword. The Saxon Parrying Dagger recreates one of these historical weapons.
Price: $105.00
Hammer Head Dagger
Item #SB3959
Daggers often serve as a secondary defense weapon for close combat, used most frequently to stab or thrust. The Hammer Head Dagger features a slightly extended pommel that reinforces the grip of your hand.
Price: $105.00
Small Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath
Item #MY100292
The Small Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath features a thick, slightly curved blade, making it a useful tool for both chopping and slicing. Small enough for use as a pocket knife, this blade comes with its own hardened leather sheath.
Price: $18.00
Large Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath
Item #MY100290
In a style reminiscent of tools used by the ancient Celts, the Large Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath features a functional, rustproof blade made of stainless steel. Included with this knife is its own hardened leather sheath.
Price: $22.00
Medium Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath
Item #MY100291
Made of rustproof stainless steel, the Medium Glen Celtic Knife with Sheath is a historic tool inspired by the ancient ring knives of the Celts. Featuring a thick, curved blade, this knife comes with a hardened leather sheath.
Price: $20.00
Havall Viking Seax Dagger
Item #MY100514
From the Migration Period to the Early Middle Ages, knives much like the Havall Viking Seax Dagger proved helpful in both survival and combat. From cutting ropes to chopping wood, this blade was intended to be a blade that saw daily use.
Price: $28.00
Sieghard Decorative Dagger
Item #MY100548
Regardless of role or social status within the medieval kingdom, you will certainly find a good use for the Sieghard Decorative Dagger. It lends authenticity to your look, be you a loyal knight, clever mercenary, or fearless rogue.
Price: $44.00
Havall Viking Seax
Item #MY100513
Blades much like the Havall Viking Seax served as a common sidearm to the Germanic and Anglo-Saxon tribes from the Migration Period to the Early Middle Ages. This decorative weapon adds authenticity to the role of Viking raider.
Price: $55.00
Gerik Decorative Dagger
Item #MY100503
With the shine in its steel blade and the brass pins that decorate its wooden grip, the Gerik Decorative Dagger belongs in the hands of a distinguished knight or noble. Its age-old design marks it as a weapon fit for the Middle Ages.
Price: $44.00