A look at Real Medieval Swords in an Armory

Higgins Armory which is located in Massachusetts has a terrific collection of medieval swords. Here are some pictures that I took while on a trip there. This is quite a remarkable museum and armory and you can learn more about them by checking out their website here: The Higgins Armory Museum

One thing I do want to note about this amazing armory is that they cover a lot of ground when it comes to both weapons and armor. They have a big collection and it ranges from asian to european, viking, and more. Well worth a trip if you are ever in New England.



This is a German two-handed sword dating from around 1300. It was recovered from the Danube river at regensburg in southeastern germany and it weighs 3 lbs. 14 ounces.

Two handed sword

Here is a closeup of the handle.

Medieval Sword

This next sword is quite wonderful because of it's shape. It is not technically a medieval sword though. This is a sword from much earlier in the Ancient period. It dates from the 6th century and it is made of bronze. It has that characteristic bronze sword shape bulging out toward the end. This increased the strength needed and it also gave it ferocious swinging power like an axe.

Bronze Sword


This is a very unique african short sword. It is made of Iron, Brass, and Wood. It dates from around the 1800-1900's

African Short Sword

Here is a Viking sword. It dates from about 800 C.E. and it made of pattern welded steel and was possibly inlaid with copper.

Viking sword

This is an interesting sword with a very broad base near the handle.

It is dated at between 1270 and 1350 and is European, possible France or Italy.

Cold Steel Viking Sword with Leather and Wood Scabbard

This sword has features in common with its historical counterpart. It has a double edged blade, hand forged out of high carbon steel and then polished to a brilliant lustre. The wooden handle is covered in leather and is supported by a simple, elegant guard at one end and an equally handsome 5 lobed pommel at the other. Both guard and pommel feature traditional Celtic knot embellishments.To house the keen double edge blade each of our swords is supplied with a wood scabbard covered in black leather and reinforced with a highly polished steel chape and throat.











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