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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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  • 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: £193.33 Incl. Tax: £232.00

  • Musketeer Rapier

    The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire. A good rapier was a necessary second weapon. Our Musketeer rapier is fashioned after those circa 1590.

    The basket hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt styles. The grip is wood wrapped with twisted wire and the parts of the hilt are plated with gleaming nickel silver.

    Total length: 117 cm
    Blade length: 96 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.27 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.9 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 2.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 1.6 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 8 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £187.50 Incl. Tax: £225.00

  • Classic Medieval Sword

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    A transition from the Viking sword to the classic medieval sword, our medieval sword is probably Oakeshott type X. Swords like this one were very popular for centuries.

    The double-edged, hardly tapered blade has a long, relatively wide fuller which makes it balance very well. The curved, flared crossguard provides lots of protection for your hand. Thanks to its leather covering, the grip is comfortable to grasp. The wheel pommel is riveted. Our classic medieval sword comes with a scabbard.


    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 83.5 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.42 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.1 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.6 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.8 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 15 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm
    Oakeshott type: X
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £185.83 Incl. Tax: £223.00

  • 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
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £200.83 Incl. Tax: £241.00

  • King Henry V Sword

    This sword from Windlass Steelcrafts is a precise replica of the iconic sword of Henry V. Like the original, it’s a relatively short weapon, designed for fast cutting and thrusting. The blade is slightly hollow ground and the edge is sharpened at the factory. It’s beautifully balanced and feels lively in the hand. The pommel is hollow like the original and is appropriately gold plated in the recesses, and has red enamel crosses emblazoned on each side (we used enamel instead of paint for the sake of durability).

    An accurate, fully functional replica of a true battle sword once used by the king of England. A design with just enough flair for a sense of elegance, but no doubt a pragmatic, effective cutting weapon. Includes top-grain leather scabbard and belt.

    Overall Length: 86cm
    Blade Length: 68cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Weight: 1.2kg
    Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Leather

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

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    Excl. Tax: £270.83 Incl. Tax: £325.00

  • British Light Cavalry Sabre - 1796 Pattern

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    Designed by Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant, the 1796 pattern light cavalry saber was based on Central and Eastern European hussar swords. As a young captain, he observed the clumsy design of the heavy, overly long 1788 Pattern swords. He gave the blade of this saber a pronounced curve, which made it more adept at cavalry attack methods, and designed it with a widened tip that affected the balance, but made slashes far more brutal. It was issued primarily to British light dragoons and hussars and was also used by the King's German Legion light cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars. The blade profile became so popular that the Prussians and other German states emulated its design throughout the 19th century.

    This exact replica of an original antique blade features an extreme distal taper, enabling it to feel exceptionally lively. The blade is hand forged from tough 1080 high carbon steel and spring tempered and arrives fully sharpened.

    The hilt replicates the originals, with a knuckle guard, steel spine, and contoured, ribbed leather grip. Complete with accurately reproduced steel scabbard.

    Weight: 508g
    Total Length: 95cm
    Blade Lenth: 82cm
    Blade Material: 1080 High Carbon Steel
    Blade Width: 3cm
    Edge: Sharp

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

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    Excl. Tax: £233.33 Incl. Tax: £280.00

  • Landsknecht Katzbalger Sword

    The flamboyantly dressed German Landsknecht mercenary lived a harsh, brutal life and was famous for their giant, two-hand Flamberge sword. After using the Flamberge to break an enemy's row of front-line pikemen, a smaller, one-hand sword was employed for the ensuing close-quarters combat - the Katzbalger. 

    Carried by all Landsknecht troops, including the pikemen and arquebusiers, this sword had an ornate "closed s" shaped guard and an extra long, fluted pommel. The Katzbalger was most assuredly respectful of its Renaissance roots.

    Our replica is just as battle ready as the originals. The beautifully rendered grip would do any Landskecht proud. The fluting in the pommel extends seamlessly into the wood grip, and the guard is expertly spiral-twisted and terminates in half-spheres. The tempered, high-carbon steel blade is adorned with a trio of fullers that slightly lighten the blade.

    The black leather scabbard is mildly decorated with leather bands that criss-cross and are knotted near the throat and has a unique steel tip. 

    Total length: 90 cm
    Blade length: 74 cm
    Grip length: 9 cm
    Weight: 1.2 kg
    Blade width: 3.3 cm
    Blade: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Leather & Steel Tip

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

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    Excl. Tax: £275.00 Incl. Tax: £330.00

  • Royal Armouries Single-Edged Arming Sword

    The Windlass Sword Collection is brought to you as a collaboration between the Royal Armouries, Windlass Steelcrafts and sword expert Matt Easton. You may have heard of Matt Easton through his YouTube channel, where he has rightly gained a wide and passionate following of enthusiasts who appreciate his expansive knowledge of swordsmanship. Matt had been searching for a set of medieval swords to recreate, with each minute detail and measurement captured. Naturally, he came to the Royal Armouries, home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour to make this selection.

    This new collection comprises a set of six historical swords, manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts. Using the finest steel and materials, forged by the most skilled craftsmen, the Windlass Sword Collection is truly history brought to life. Every aspect of the original artefact has been considered in production, to deliver the most authentic experience. Whether it be the weight, proportion or feeling in the hand, the Windlass Collection Swords are replicas in a class of their own. 

    This replica is a reproduction of an article found in the Royal Armouries, an unusual single-edged, one-handed sword, reputedly excavated at the site of the battle of Castillon near the River Garonne, France (1453).

    Total Length: 94cm
    Blade Length: 80cm
    Guard Width: 19cm
    Blade Width: 6cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.40cm
    Weight: 975kg

    Each sword comes in a unique sword box, a certificate of authenticity, and Windlass Classic Wax and polishing cloth.

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    Regular Price: £650.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £357.50 Incl. Tax: £429.00

  • Royal Armouries 14th Century Arming Sword

    The Windlass Sword Collection is brought to you as a collaboration between the Royal Armouries, Windlass Steelcrafts and sword expert Matt Easton. You may have heard of Matt Easton through his YouTube channel, where he has rightly gained a wide and passionate following of enthusiasts who appreciate his expansive knowledge of swordsmanship. Matt had been searching for a set of medieval swords to recreate, with each minute detail and measurement captured. Naturally, he came to the Royal Armouries, home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour to make this selection.  

    This new collection comprises a set of six historical swords, manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts. Using the finest steel and materials, forged by the most skilled craftsmen, the Windlass Sword Collection is truly history brought to life. Every aspect of the original artefact has been considered in production, to deliver the most authentic experience. Whether it be the weight, proportion or feeling in the hand, the Windlass Collection Swords are replicas in a class of their own. 

    This replica is a reproduction of an article found in the Royal Armouries dated between 1300-1350. The sword is an Oakeshott Type XIV apparently found in a peat bog together with a sword which is now in the Oldeschalchi collection, Rome.

    Total Length: 100cm
    Blade Length: 90cm
    Guard Width: 19cm
    Blade Width: 6.4cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.56cm
    Weight: 957g

    Each sword comes in a unique sword box, a certificate of authenticity, and Windlass Classic Wax and polishing cloth.

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    Regular Price: £650.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £357.50 Incl. Tax: £429.00

  • Royal Armouries 15th Century Two-Handed Sword

    The Windlass Sword Collection is brought to you as a collaboration between the Royal Armouries, Windlass Steelcrafts and sword expert Matt Easton. You may have heard of Matt Easton through his YouTube channel, where he has rightly gained a wide and passionate following of enthusiasts who appreciate his expansive knowledge of swordsmanship. Matt had been searching for a set of medieval swords to recreate, with each minute detail and measurement captured. Naturally, he came to the Royal Armouries, home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour to make this selection.

    This new collection comprises a set of six historical swords, manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts. Using the finest steel and materials, forged by the most skilled craftsmen, the Windlass Sword Collection is truly history brought to life. Every aspect of the original artefact has been considered in production, to deliver the most authentic experience. Whether it be the weight, proportion or feeling in the hand, the Windlass Collection Swords are replicas in a class of their own. 

    This replica is a reproduction of an article found in the Royal Armouries, a double-edged, two-handed sword reputedly excavated at the site of the battle of Castillon (1453).

    Total Length: 147cm
    Blade Length: 114cm
    Guard Width: 29cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.87cm
    Weight: 1.9kg

    Each sword comes in a unique sword box, a certificate of authenticity, and Windlass Classic Wax and polishing cloth.

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    Regular Price: £859.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £540.00 Incl. Tax: £648.00

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