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Windlass Steelcrafts

The Knight Shop is a distributor for Windlass Steelcrafts and the premier retailer of Windlass Swords for sale in the UK. Windlass Swords (Windlass Steelcrafts), are based in India and are one of the oldest sword manufacturers still in production. They were established in 1943 to supply kukris to the British Army. Over the decades they have expanded to become one of the largest suppliers of military swords in the world. They are also well known for making high quality licensed replicas of swords, armour and historical clothing seen in Hollywood movies.

Their swords are forged from high quality, high carbon steel and tempered with the most advanced heat treating process available. They are flexible, well balanced and lightweight making them ideal for practicing historical swordplay techniques. Windlass Swords are durable and are either of threaded or peened construction with the tang forged as part of the blade. They are blunt and have a 1mm edge although sharpening service is available on these swords.

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  • Gurkha Officer's Kukri (Official Spec.)

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    Our Officer’s Kukri is manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts. It is a little smaller than the standard regimental weapon, but its grip is made of natural buffalo horn. The blade of tempered carbon steel came from the same forge that has made the official edged weapons of the Indian Army for years. The officer's model has a short, narrow fuller from the grip to the curve of the blade and the typical cutouts that symbolise the god Shiva's trident. It has a full tang, which is riveted to the brass pommel end.

    This Officer’s Kukri includes a wooden scabbard covered with black buffalo leather and a brass chape. At the back, there are two pockets for the smaller accompanying knives, the karda and chakmak. The holder for the belt loop is removable as required.

    Total length: 35 cm
    Blade length: 25 cm
    Grip length: 10.5 cm
    Weight: 430g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.55 cm
    Blade width (base): 4.0 cm
    Blade width (base): 5.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 4.5 cm 
    Length of karda and chakmak: 9 cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    If opting for our sharpening service please be aware that the two small knives will not be sharpened.

    Buy the Gurkha Officer’s Kukri with confidence from the UK’s leading Gurkha Kukri retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £45.83 Incl. Tax: £55.00

  • Heavy Cavalry Sabre 1840 Pattern

    The 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber known as the ”’Wrist Breaker” because of it’s heavy forward weight, saw service in the US from it’s issue in 1840 through the Civil War and into the Plains Indians wars of the 1870s and 80s.

    Features a tempered 1065 carbon steel blade, solid brass pommel and three bar guard, and a wood grip wrapped in leather and brass wire. Includes a steel scabbard with hanging rings.

    Total length: 105cm
    Blade length: 90cm
    Grip length: 10cm
    Weight: 1.2kg
    Blade width (base): 30.2mm
    POB: 18.7cm
    Blade: 1065 Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardMetal

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £137.50 Incl. Tax: £165.00

  • DAMAGED - French Briquet Short Sword

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    Excelling as a close-quarters and melee weapon, the slightly upswept blade could be used for slashing, but because of its length and thickness it was also an excellent stabbing weapon. Napoleon’s infantry units, artillery, grenadiers, NCO’s and corporals traipsed much of Europe with this shiny cohort at their sides.

    This sword wasn’t always involved with grisly work, it was also used as a field tool. And after a victory, it was perfect for opening Champagne bottles! Distally tapered, it comes from the factory sharpened and includes leather scabbard with brass throat and chape.

    Overall Length: 69cm
    Blade Length: 54cm
    Blade Width: 3.3cm
    Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    Weight: 1.1kg
    Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Regular Price: £215.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £151.67 Incl. Tax: £182.00

  • Battlecry Cutlass

    Battlecry has added every swashbuckler’s and pirate’s favorite sword to its line: the Cutlass. The Cutlass was prized for its compact length, which was more suitable for the tight confines of a ship. This Battlecry Cutlass would do any seafarer proud, with a slightly upswept blade that has a clip point tip that’s perfect for thrusting.

    The basket is attractively decorated with cut-outs. Top-quality, genuine leather scabbard with metal throat and chape. Scabbard includes attached frog and belt loop. The 1065 high carbon steel has a darkened, battle-hardened finish, so it’s well protected from the frequent rust spots and stains that occur so often from everyday practice and exposure to the elements.

    The blade has a full tang and is tempered to a low 50s RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique.

    Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process. Also includes "Battlecry" sticker.

    Overall Length: 74cm
    Blade Length: 62cm
    Blade Width: 3.2cm
    POB: 14.6cm from guard
    Blade: 1065 High Carbon Steel 
    Edge: Sharp 
    Weight: 907g

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £208.33 Incl. Tax: £250.00

  • French Briquet Short Sword

    Excelling as a close-quarters and melee weapon, the slightly upswept blade could be used for slashing, but because of its length and thickness it was also an excellent stabbing weapon. Napoleon’s infantry units, artillery, grenadiers, NCO’s and corporals traipsed much of Europe with this shiny cohort at their sides.

    This sword wasn’t always involved with grisly work, it was also used as a field tool. And after a victory, it was perfect for opening Champagne bottles! Distally tapered, it comes from the factory sharpened and includes leather scabbard with brass throat and chape.

    Overall Length: 69cm
    Blade Length: 54cm
    Blade Width: 3.3cm
    Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    Weight: 1.1kg
    Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £179.17 Incl. Tax: £215.00

  • French Infantry Artillery Short Sword (Glaive)

    The French military based this sword on the famous and effective Roman Gladius, the standard short sword of the Roman Legionnaires. Originally issued in 1816, the solid brass hilt had a grip that resembled fish scales. When the sword was updated and reissued as the Model 1831, the grip was redesigned with a ringed pattern.

    Although it could be used as a combat weapon in a pinch, it was primarily used as a machete to clear fields for guns. Because of its usefulness as an all-around tool, it gained a nick-name, “coupe-chou” (roughly translating to “cabbage cutter”). The Model 1831 remained in service until about 1870, and its design was adapted by the United States to create the Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword.

    This faithful replica is just like the originals, with a solid brass hilt and a scabbard with a brass tip and throat. Also includes belt frog. Provided with a sharpened edge.

    Overall Length: 64cm
    Blade Length: 49cm
    Blade Width: 4.4cm
    Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    Weight: 1.2kg
    Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £193.33 Incl. Tax: £232.00

  • Battlecry Arkansas Toothpick

    The classic knife of the American frontier, with a modern finish on the blade, pommel and guard. This knife was designed to be big, intimidating, and effective against threats existing in the American wilderness - 4 or 2-legged. The long, thin blade is designed for quickness and forged from 1075 high carbon steel and arrives sharp right out of the box. The blade has a wide, continuous tang for strength and durability that is peened at the pommel. The handle is classically coffin-shaped and stained a stealthy deep black/brown.

    Designed specifically to be used with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang, and tempering to a low 50s RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a matching belt sheath, and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.

    Total length: 49cm
    Blade length: 47 cm
    Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £112.50 Incl. Tax: £135.00

  • WWI M1916 'Avenger' French Fighting Knife

    Every army needs a close-quarters weapon, even when it has guns because it’s inevitable that somebody’s going to end up within breathing distance of an enemy occasionally. This dagger was often dubbed “Le Vengeur de 1870”  (The Avenger of 1870), a wistful reference to the French loss to the Prussian Army in 1870. The design was simple and practical enough to last into WWII. Proving that the sincerest form of flattery is actually thievery, Germany confiscated large quantities of these knives when they defeated France and took them on their roadshow to Norway.

    Originals now sometimes sell for over $250 on the antique weapons market. The blade design inspired the US M1918 Trench Knife (of course, with the addition of the famous “knuckle” grip). Like the originals, this stout replica has a 6-3/4″ blade and is 11″ overall. Steel scabbard replicates the original.

    Overall Length: 28cm
    Blade Length: 17cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £62.50 Incl. Tax: £75.00

  • Western Boot Knife

    Often glorified in movies and books, the life of the cowboy involves a lot of hardship – and more than enough hard work. In addition to the already countless health hazards that presented themselves throughout the work day, 19th-century cowboys had to deal with threats from Indians and rustlers. Many carried boot knives in their tall cowboy boots both to lower their risk of injury while dealing with their horses and generally to be able to move more freely. Such knives allowed them to take care of their incidental workload.

    Our Cowboy Boot Knife is a high-quality replica of the American boot knife. Its narrow shape and handy size of 25cm makes it ideal for stowing in a pair of work boots. The curved blade of carbon steel has a false edge on top that takes up about a third of the total blade length. Made of hardwood, the polished grip is riveted to the full tang and separated from the blade by a wide handguard

    A sheath of leather is included upon delivery and is reinforced with metal on both sides.

    Total length: 25 cm
    Blade length: 13.8 cm
    Grip length: 10.2 cm
    Weight: 125 g
    Blade thickness (base): 4 mm
    Blade width (base): 2.3 cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Leather

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Buy the Cowboy Boot Knife with confidence from the UK’s leading Bowie Knife retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £45.83 Incl. Tax: £55.00

  • Battlecry Spanish Rapier

    After hundreds of requests, Battlecry has added a classic rapier to the popular line of blackened, uniquely finished versions of history's great swords. This rapier features a very complex Spanish-style hilt and faceted pommel. The grip is hand-wound with blackened wire with woven wire rings on top and bottom.

    The hand-forged, high carbon steel, fully tempered blade features a diamond cross-section to strengthen it for thrusting. Top-quality, genuine leather scabbard with deeply engraved floral pattern on the throat and tip. This type of sword was deadly effective as a dueling weapon. The 1065 high carbon steel has a darkened, battle-hardened finish, so it’s well protected from the frequent rust spots and stains that occur so often from everyday practice and exposure to the elements. The blade has an extra-wide tang and is tempering to a low 50s RC. The blade is thick for strength and peened to the pommel. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing.

    The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.

    Overall Length: 112cm
    Blade Length: 90cm
    Blade Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
    Blade Width: 2.6cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Weight: 907g

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    Excl. Tax: £208.33 Incl. Tax: £250.00

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