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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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  • Sticklestad Viking Sword

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    On July 29, 1030, Christian King Olaf and his men faced the mighty army of their heathen opponents – which was double the size – on the battlefield at Stiklestad in Norway (90 km north of Trondheim). Olaf fell, but his army was victorious. The Christianization of Norway could begin!

    The wonderful Viking sword now called Sticklestad was the type used at this famous battle. It was as effective for cuts as it was for thrusts, which means it was the perfect sword for close combat. The wide fuller on both sides makes this edged weapon lightweight. The sword handles like an extension of your arm. The wooden grip is wrapped in suede for better manageability and it comes with a handsome, matching scabbard. The copper-filled pattern on the crossguard and five-lobed pommel give the hilt of our Sticklestad Viking sword a squat, powerful look.

    Total length: 94 cm
    Blade length: 78.5 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 0.9 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 2.9 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 2.7 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 21 cm
    Wheeler-Oakeshott type: VI
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £182.50 Incl. Tax: £219.00

  • The Eagle - Eagle Head Gladius

    This official gladius is a detail-rich replica of the eagle sword from the movie. Of tempered carbon steel, the blade tapers from the cross guard into a kind of waistline, widening again before the point. This style of blade was named after Mainz, Germany, its place of discovery, and is the highest quality variant of the Roman gladius. The leaf-shaped Mainz blade was sturdier, heaver and better balanced than the Pompeii and Hispanicum styles. Officers in particular were equipped with this kind of gladius.

    You can tell from the elaborate decoration of this gladius that this isn't a mere legionary sword. The finely crafted grip with decorative patterns ends seamlessly in the sculptural eagle head – by far the most distinctive feature on this exceptional sword. Covered with dark leather, the wooden scabbard boasts richly decorated metal plates. The relief on the chape shows a ruler surrounded by soldiers, and depicted on the throat is a legionary standing in front of a Roman temple. On the central plates there are classical Roman laurel vines completed by a laurel wreath insignia in the middle of the scabbard. A leather shoulder strap is attached with metal rings to the scabbard. All metal parts have been artificially antiqued to give the Eagle Head Gladius an especially battle-tested look.

    Total length: 76.3 cm
    Blade length: 50.3 cm
    Grip length: 11 cm
    Weight: 0.77 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 1.5 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 7.7 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Intergrated
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Brass

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

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    Excl. Tax: £180.00 Incl. Tax: £216.00

  • Swept Hilt Rapier

    This swept hilt rapier was quite popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Our version is hand forged by the skilled artisans at Windlass Steelcrafts and has a blade of high carbon steel with a diamond cross-section. This gives the blade firmness, yet allowing it to be flexible in action. The all-steel guard and ornate pommel are accented with a real bleached, polished bone grip. Includes a full leather scabbard with steel throat and shoe.

    This was one of our most popular rapiers for a number of years and was retired years ago. We are proud to bring back this elegant sword by popular demand for a limited time as one of our Windlass Classics.

    NOTE: Bone is a natural product and may have slight variations from the photo shown, giving each handle a unique "one of a kind" finish.

    Overall Length: 111cm
    Blade Length: 98cm
    Blade Width: 2cm
    Weight: 964g
    Grip Length: 9.5cm
    Material: 1055 High Carbon Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £183.33 Incl. Tax: £220.00

  • 17th Century Italian Rapier

    A beautifully executed 17th Century rapier with a very complex hilt and faceted pommel. The grip is hand-wound with silver plated wire with woven wire rings, top and bottom. The hand-forged, high carbon steel, fully tempered blade features a wide fuller to lighten and strengthen it for thrusting and the heavy ricasso provides extra strength to the main stress area. The blade features a fine point, so it excels at thrusting. The top-quality, genuine leather scabbard features deeply engraved floral patterns on the throat and tip. This type of sword was deadly effective as a duelling weapon. This 17th Century Italian Rapier was designed by Bruce Brookhart and dedicated to his friend, Hank Reinhardt. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

    Overall Length: 117cm
    Blade Length: 90cm
    Blade Width: 2cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Weight: 1134g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £223.33 Incl. Tax: £268.00

  • Riveted Aluminium Chainmail Shirt

    Perfect for re-enactors or stage performers who need authentic looks but don't need authentic weight! This extremely light mail utilizes aluminium rings which have been riveted for durability. Even if you wear it all day long you'll hardly notice the weight. Faithfully copied from examples in museums and private collections, the diameter of each outer link is about 1/2”. Mail shirts fit up to a 54” chest with a 33” long shirt; the sleeves are approximately 18” and hang to just below the elbows on average height warriors. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £304.17 Incl. Tax: £365.00

  • Augsburg Suit of Armour

    The Imperial city of Augsburg was renowned for armour makers, which included the Helmschmied family and master armourer Lorenz. This suit is reminiscent of a 16th-century design, which would have been in the style manufactured by that illustrious foundry. Though this suit is not made to be worn, it still maintains all the aesthetic beauty of a full harness of armour.

    Handmade of 18 gauge mild steel, this imposing suit is one of the most affordable we have ever offered. The artisans of Windlass Steelcrafts have worked on these suit and have upgraded the look, making these better than most of the more affordable armours on the market. Comes complete with a heavy, museum-quality wooden pedestal base, decorative waist skirt and complete wooden interior form.  

    Specifications:
    Overall Height: 206cm
    Armor Height: 183cm
    Base: 55cm x 55cm x 23cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £816.67 Incl. Tax: £980.00

  • Faithkeeper - Sword of the Knights Templar

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    This medieval Crusader sword has a deep fuller on both sides of the high carbon steel blade, which has been pierced with a cross at the ricasso. Also features an engraved guard and inset coin in the pommel. It comes with a matching leather scabbard and belt.

    Overall Length: 104cm
    Blade Length: 84cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Weight: 1559g
    Material: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Unsharpened

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

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    Excl. Tax: £267.50 Incl. Tax: £321.00

  • The Sword of Excalibur

    No other sword in the annals of literature has been more renowned than the legendary Excalibur. This magical blade sealed young Arthur Pendragon’s lineage to the throne of England. This version is designed from the stories of Camelot, from the time of author Sir Thomas Malory.

    The blade is high-carbon steel, made by the master smiths of Windlass Steelcrafts. The metal fittings have an antique finish and emulate the flowers of a new spring. The two-handed grip, as well as the wooden scabbard, has been covered in rich, soft blue leather. The scabbard also is adorned with antique flower-like metal fittings.

    Overall: 109cm
    Weight: 1474g
    Blade Length: 82.5cm
    Grip Length: 18cm
    Width: 6cm
    Material: High Carbon Steel
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, metal

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

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    Excl. Tax: £203.33 Incl. Tax: £244.00

  • Sword of the Viking King

    The Vikings exploded out of the north to raid and settle most of the known world. They also warred among themselves and it was not unusual for kings to lead and engage in combat themselves. This sword and its intricate scabbard are fit for one of those brave Nordic kings. Each steel part is handmade and incredibly detailed, especially on the leather embossed scabbard, then richly plated in real silver.

    The light, wide fullered Viking style blade is 1095 high carbon, well tempered steel. The scabbard is wood covered in rich harness grade leather with embossing and covered in faux reindeer fur. The beautiful metal parts are applied to the scabbard and the included baldric. Altogether making this entire piece fit for a king.

    Total length: 97 cm
    Blade length: 79 cm
    Grip length: 15.5 cm
    Weight: 1247 g
    Blade thickness (base): 7 mm
    Blade width (base): 9 cm
    Blade: 1095 High Carbon Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £215.83 Incl. Tax: £259.00

  • Gothic Suit of Armour

    Plate armour came into popular usage during the middle of the 13th century, succeeded by full plate armour during the late 14th century. This is a reproduction of the popular Italian Gothic design of the period. This armour, acclaimed throughout Europe, offered a great deal of protection and comfort. It provided a rounded surface to deflect both lance and sword. This armour is made of 18 gauge steel and comes complete with full skeletal body and decorative skirt. Leather straps come attached.

    Height on pedestal: 7 feet (213cm)

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

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    Excl. Tax: £1,083.33 Incl. Tax: £1,300.00

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