The Short Sword also called arming sword refers to the single handed cruciform swords of the Middle Ages. After the 14th Century the short sword was hung from the belt of the knight, while the long sword hung from the saddle. The Short sword was designed primarily as cutting weapons to shear through mail and/or armor, these weapons were big but by no means unwieldy. Short swords typically were used with a shield or buckler. They were the standard military sword of the knight (merely called a war sword) until technological changes led to the rise of the long sword or bastard-sword during the 14th century. After these longer swords came into use, an short sword would be kept as a backup, for use when the longer swords were not available. This sword is thought to have directly lead to the development of the side-sword of the Renaissance. Short swords or Arming swords can also be classed as "riding-swords" (also "parva ensis" or "epeecourte"). It is this single-hand form which is so closely associated with the idea of the "knightly sword or knight's sword". The short sword is often distinguished a longer, thrusting, "anti-armor" blade from a one-handed "cut and thrust" type. Our Short swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Short swords. All our Short Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
Does the old adage of two being better than one apply to swords, just as it does to heads? Yes it does! This 2 Piece Silver Ninja Sword Set puts a pair of straight-edged blades into your hands that add modern style to the ninjas weapons.
Clear the escape when rescuing the royals from the besieged castle. Forge a path through enemy hordes while safeguarding your fellows. The Battle Guard Black Staff Sword has the reach and power to knock down multiple foes.
The wielder of this imaginative fantasy sword will surely be shortly setting out on a grand quest! The Black Adventurer Fantasy Short Sword possesses a look that is creative and intimidating with its numerous cutouts and black finish.
Inspired by traditional martial arts weapons, the Black and Silver Locking Short Swords conjoin to form a short staff. Versatile, stylish, and unique, this decorative weapon set is perfect for taking friends and foes by surprise.
As paradoxical as it sounds, this Black Flame Warrior Sword is both complex and not. It features a straight-forward design that looks fit for combat, yet it also features a few extra touches that make it all the more appealing to see.
Hailing from Sparta were some of the foremost warriors in the ancient world. Brutal and efficient, the Spartans were a military power without equal, thanks in part to their weapons, one of which is the Black Spartan Warrior Sword.
This bloodthirsty fantasy sword has recently fed in battle, judging by the eye-catching appearance of its painted blade. The Blood Drip Fantasy Short Sword makes a stunning decorative weapon to showcase in your home.
This wicked fantasy sword looks as though it has recently seen combat with the bloody pattern painted across its blade. The Blood Drip Hooked Fantasy Short Sword makes an excellent ornamental blade for displaying.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it quite the sharp accent to see.
Celtic artwork can be quite distinctive, and you need only look to this Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword with Scabbard and Belt to prove that point. This unique blade has an artistic hilt and a deadly blade, making it a sharp accent to see.