What Makes a Sword Truly Medieval?

Medieval sword is a bit of a misnomer. There is no such proper name as a Medieval sword. But there are swords that are very medieval. These swords are typically of a fantastic nature with unusual lines and unusual shapes. They aren't the kind of swords that would have been actually used in the middle ages but they have become quite a popular collectibe item in the past few years based solely on their craftsmanship and their aesthetic sensibility.they do invoke a "Medieval" almost evil feeling .

There are two basic types of Medieval Swords:

Unusual Blade Shapes: There is a certain shock factor when wielding a sword that has an unusual, and intimidating shape. Medieval swords with unusual shapes are often the choice of evil creatures in books and movies. Rarely will a good guy wield this type of sword.

Unusual Handle Shapes: Typically when a sword has a very medieval handl it denotes that the wielder is a "Good Guy" but not just any good guy - a good guy with a real "let's get down to business" attitude. This isn't always the case though. Often times a bad guy will wield a medieval sword with an unusual handle as an indicator of his evil intelligence and leadership.

Some Medieval Swords

Unusual Blade Shapes: There is a certain shock factor when wielding a sword that has an unusual, and intimidating shape. Medieval swords with unusual shapes are often the choice of evil creatures in books and movies.

Uruk Hai Chopper Sword

- United Cutlery Uruk-Hai Scimitar Sword The classic epic tale, The Lord Of The Rings, is considered to be the greatest fantasy-adventure story ever told. We are pleased to offer the officially licensed reproductions of the swords used in each film. This sword features a 24 3/4" high carbon steel blade and a leather wrapped wood handle over the solid full tang construction. Each sword shows off exact detail from the original piece and comes included with a Certificate of Authenticity and a display plaque. Approx. 31 15/16" overall.

 

This classic two handed fantasy sword is equipped with a 27 5/8" stainless steel blade with anodized black coating adding to the fantasy appeal. The hardwood handle is black grain and provides a sturdy grip. The ultimate fantasy sword at an unbeatable price. 39 1/2" overall -Dark Demon Slayer Sword Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

Unusual Handle Shapes:

Typically when a sword has a very medieval handle it denotes that the weilder is a "Good Guy" but not just any good guy. A good guy that can kick some serious back side. This isn't always the case though. Sometimes this type of sword is wielded by a bad guy that has a lot of intelligence and power.

Medieval Fantasy Crypt Keeper Sword

The fantasy sword that is unlike any other! The Crypt Keeper has a unique handle that is a combination of cast metal skulls surrouded by burgundy grooves and toped with a cast metal talon shaped pommel. The 20 7/8 inch blade is made of stainless steel construction and accented with tribal etchings. The cast metal guard of the Crypt Keeper Sword is intricately designed with outstretched wings and gnarling teeth and includes a free fantasy wall plaque. The Medieval Fantasy Crypt Keeper Sword measures 33 1/4 inches overall.

 

In a striking pose, this Winged Bat looks ready to attack. This sword is decorated in ornate, intricate detail; featuring a demon with full wing span, and protective neck and butt. This sword measures 47 inches with a 28 inch stainless steel blade. Demon Rising Battle Sword

 

 

Are you ready to handle a Medieval Sword?

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