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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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  • Brandenburg Rapier

    This stunning rapier has an expertly crafted swept & twisted metal basket. The heavily carved horn grip mimics the elegantly twisted metal of the hilt and is hand wound and inset with a single steel accent wire that provides an excellent grip while duelling. Better yet was the aristocratic, dashing look it gave the wearer while rakishly hanging from the belt. Hand forged high carbon steel blade with flattened oval cross section. Extended, custom engraved ricasso for strength.

    Includes leather scabbard with twisted metal accents completing this magnificent and fast rapier.

    Overall Length: 112cm
    Blade Length: 95cm
    Blade Width: 2cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Weight: 1247g
    Grip Length: 9cm
    Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt

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

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    Excl. Tax: £195.83 Incl. Tax: £235.00

  • Qama Knife

    Hand forged from high carbon steel. Each comes with a a regulation sheath. Used by warriors from Persia to the Caucasus for hundreds of years, effective, close quarter combat knife. Made of hand forged, high carbon steel by Windlass Steelcrafts. With its long needlepoint on a long, double-edged blade, the Qama is a deadly close combat design that dates back to the Roman Short Sword. The Qama was used by the Cossacks and Northern Persians. Considered to be the national weapon of Russian Georgia. Buffalo horn handle scales.

    Overall length: 56.5cm
    Blade length: 44cm
    Handle length: 7cm
    Weight: 632g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.5cm
    Blade width (base): 5cm
    Guard width: 5cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £32.50 Incl. Tax: £39.00

  • Roman Baldric for Gladius

    This Roman baldric is made of genuine leather and is the ancient version of a sword belt. The wide belt of leather worn across one shoulder splits at both ends into two straps of different lengths. The four straps form loops around the metal rings used to attach the scabbard of a Roman gladius, for example (gladius sold separately). With this mechanism, a legionary can carry his sword at his side and always have it at hand. The loops of this Roman baldric are fastened with handy Chicago screws.

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    Excl. Tax: £30.83 Incl. Tax: £37.00

  • 5 Lobe Viking Sword

    Certain Viking swords that have become famous were splendidly decorated or have some other special feature. Those weapons belonged to high ranking warriors or kings, but what about the simple fighters, the mass of Vikings whose reputation struck fear into the hearts of Europe? Our sword is designed for the hordes, the common warriors. It is a well-balanced weapon without a lot of extra features, simple and effective, just like it should be. The wooden grip is wrapped in black leather. The slightly curved pommel combined with the 5-lobed crossguard of high-quality steel makes this sword a classic type VI in Wheeler's Viking sword typology. Comes complete with a leather scabbard.

    Total length: 92 cm
    Blade length: 77 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.07 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 3.6 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.5 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.7 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 25 cm
    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: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00

  • Viking “Carolingian” Spearhead

    This spearhead is constructed in the style of Carolingian spearheads (although is does miss the characteristic “wings”) imported by the Vikings in the 9-10th century. Despite the adulation and reverence given to the sword, the spear was generally the weapon of choice for Vikings. Used as throwing weapons and as pikes, spears were an indispensable part of their daily routine. This Viking spearhead is hand-forged from high-carbon steel and has a conical socket. The Viking spearhead has a hole at each side so that you can securely fasten it to the shaft of your choice (not included).

    Total length: 49.2 cm
    Width: 6.5 cm
    Thickness: 1 mm
    Diameter (socket): 3 cm
    Weight: 470g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £33.33 Incl. Tax: £40.00

  • Battlecry 12" Soldier's Buckler

    Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish and tempering to a low 50s RC. This fist shield has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique.

    Diameter: 32cm
    Weight: 1247g
    Material: 1065 High Carbon

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

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    Excl. Tax: £85.83 Incl. Tax: £103.00

  • Gurkha Regimental Kukri (Official Spec.)

    Our Gurkha Regimental Kukri is manufactured by Windless Steelcrafts. It is produced to official government specifications on size, form and weight. It comes from the forge that began making weapons for the British Army in 1943. This variant has a straight, narrow fuller from the grip to the curve of the black, and a very wide, flat notch ("angkhola") behind it. The blade was forged by hand from carbon steel, and has typical cut outs that symbolize the goddess Shiva's trident. It has a full tang, which is riveted to the brass pommel end.

    This Gurkha 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: 41.5 cm
    Blade length: 30 cm
    Grip length: 12.5 cm
    Weight: 0.63 kg
    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: 15.5 cm
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather

    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.

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    Excl. Tax: £33.33 Incl. Tax: £40.00

  • Scottish Renaissance Dirk

    The dirks used during the Scottish Renaissance are advanced developments of the kidney dagger and emerged in the form shown toward the end of the 16th century. The blade is long and single-edged, and it even has a false edge close to the point. Three decorative fullers are offset toward the back edge, not centred. The riveted, hardwood grip is carved with a lozenge pattern that fits any hand well. Our Scottish Renaissance dirk comes with a scabbard including a mount and chape made of metal. The scabbard is also designed to be used with a holder.

    Total length: 53 cm
    Blade length: 38 cm
    Handle length: 9 cm
    Blade thickness (base): 5 mm
    Blade width (base): 3.7 cm
    Weight: 0.44 kg
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel 

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

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    Excl. Tax: £74.17 Incl. Tax: £89.00

  • Italian Arming Dagger

    This royal Renaissance dagger features a fishtail type pommel popular during the 15th and 16th centuries. The flourish of the pommel and star-shaped quillons provided a regal presence that enhanced this quick daggers function. The elegantly long blade has a heavy spine for strength, catering to a powerful thrust. The pommel gives excellent balance while the contoured, hardwood grip gives a solid feel.

    Includes matching brown leather sheath with metal throat and tip. The blade is high carbon steel with a full tang. Crossguard and pommel are solid metal and nickel-plated.

    Overall Length: 50cm
    Blade Length: 33cm
    Blade Width: 2.5cm
    Weight: 340g
    Material: 1055 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt

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

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    Excl. Tax: £62.49 Incl. Tax: £74.99

  • English Hunting Dagger

    Inspired by the rustic beauty of a hunting dagger found in a private collection. Dating from the 1800’s it represents a rough and functional piece that a noble would have been proud to own and use while chasing and dispatching game. The single edge high carbon steel blade is tempered, hand-forged and has a full tang. Parts are solid metal with an antique brass finish and emulate branches or even a bear-like visage if you look close honouring nature. The grip is rough-hewn hardwood with steel tacks for great grip in any weather. Includes leather sheath with matching metal throat and tip. Single-edged blade.

    Overall Length: 36cm
    Blade Length: 25cm
    Thickness: 0.5cm
    Width: 2.8cm
    Grip Length: 8cm
    Weight: 298g
    Material: High Carbon Steel, metal with brass finish, hardwood
    Pommel: Threaded
    Edge: Unsharpened

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

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    Excl. Tax: £61.66 Incl. Tax: £73.99

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