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.
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.
As part of the Windlass Battlecry collection, the Crecy War Dagger possesses a no-nonsense double edge blade that is slight, light, and quick, well suited for facing both armored and unarmored foes during your next historical adventure.
This Cruciform Knights Sword is patterned the Marshall Sword, which is a part of the William Wallace Collection, and is also named after one of the finest knight found in the pages of English History, Sir William Marshall.
They were not called the Dark Ages for nothing. It was dangerous times, and a mans best friend in that era was the sword at his hip. This Dark Ages Arming Sword delivers to you the classic sword of the age, to use in your endeavors.
For many Viking warriors, an axe was the weapon of choice. The Essential Viking Axe is a hand forged functional weapon made in the style of ancient Norse battle axes, its short axe head securely fastened to a long wooden haft.
This Gothic Dagger echoes the look of a gothic sword, while keeping to a smaller size, which means that just about anyone can easily carry it as their side-arm of choice, whether they are sparring, dueling, or attending a local Ren Fair.
The 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.
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.
Based on the arming sword of the Landsknecht, who served in most of the conflicts in early Modern Europe, this Landsknecht Katzbalger Dagger echoes the look of its cousin, and possesses all of its considerable functionality, too.
A sword was one of the most versatile weapons for a medieval soldier to carry. Even those who utilized pikes, such as the pikemen in the Landsknecht, carried one - that particular sword being this unique Landsknecht Katzbalger Sword.
Named for a similar axe excavated in Norway, the Langeid Broad Axe Head has a very historical look, hand forged from steel and tempered for durability. The axe head shape has a wide cutting edge and a nearly symmetrical toe and heel.
Inspired by the side arm of choice for many foot soldiers and journeyman warriors throughout history, the Man at Arms Arming Sword has a smaller and more agile design than many of the heavier swords on the medieval battlefield.