Types of Swords

If you're a sword enthusiast, then you might want to set True Swords as your new homepage. We have hundreds of swords to choose from. From a replica of the sword wielded by King Leonidas thousands of years ago to fantasy swords to fight off zombies in the impending apocalypse, and everything in between, True Swords is your one stop shop for any type of sword!
Masahiro Red Anodized Carbon Steel Katana Sword

Katana Swords

When most people think of a "battle ready" sword, an image of an expertly crafted Japanese Katana probably pops into their mind. Another popular name for this weapon is the Samurai Sword which refers to the class of Japanese warriors who carried the sword during battle. There is a science behind the making of these blades that sword masters have been perfecting for thousands of years. The typical Katana measures between 3 to 4 feet and weighs less than three pounds but the elegance and the functionality of the sword far exceeds its competitors. A Katana also have a characteristic curvature which makes it an effective slashing weapon, but the point of the sword is also very solid which allows for it to be used as a stabbing weapon also.

Cold Steel MAA Norman Sword with Scabbard

Medieval Swords

Man at Arms were professional warriors who trained constantly to become skilled in combat with numerous types of weapons. Because the Man at Arms was a warrior built for battle like no other, he needed a sword that would do his title justice. This Norman Sword is an example of one of the swords that would have been utilized by these fighters. The sheer size of these beasts is intimidating coming in at 36 3/4" overall. Each piece in Cold Steel's Man at Arms collection is rugged, reliable and built to perform.

Deluxe King Leonidas Spartan Sword Replica

Roman & Viking Swords

Yet another favorite of sword collectors are replicas of blades used in various wars throughout history. A replica display sword is a tangible relic that serves to keep history alive and well in the minds of modern society. Leonidas and his well outnumbered Spartans faced off against the Persians in a legendary battle of courage and valor. This King Leonidas Spartan Sword Replica is a collector's dream. The photo to the left is an exact replica of the sword carried by the famed King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.

Silver Knight's Silver Spiral Wrap Rapier Sword

Rapier Swords

The Rapier Sword was forged with an exceptionally slender, sharp point which made the blade optimal for thrusting attacks. A noticeable component of a Rapier Sword is the often complex hilt that was designed to protect the wielder's hand from opposing attackers. A Rapier such as the one to the left would have been used to train men in the art of sword fighting in 17th Century Europe which was part of a gentleman's education. Some of the most famous men to wield Rapiers during battle were Alexandre Dumas's fictional characters "The Three Musketeers."

Deluxe Link's Twilight Princess Master Sword with Scabbard

Anime & Video Game Swords

Many of the swords that are considered Anime or that are utilized in animation fall into the "fantasy" sword category. These swords tend to have a vibrant flare to them which make them easily distinguishable from classic sword patterns. One of the most recognizable and popular anime swords of all time is Link's Master Sword from the Zelda video game. Anime swords are also seen on the cosplay scene. Particpants of cosplay (costume play) dress up as a character from a popluar movie, book, or video game. The Japanese genres of anime and manga are particularly popular with cosplay enthusiasts.

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