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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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  • Model 1850 Union Staff & Field Officer's Sword

    This fine reproduction saber is a faithful copy of ones used. The hand forged blade is British military spec steel that will flex over 20° and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped. Befitting their rank, this sword displays a high degree of ornamentation. The brass guard has hand chased foliage and "U.S." between the branches. The blade is etched with foliage, military trophies, "U.S.", "E Pluribus Unum" and "Iron Proof." During the years before the war, many Confederate officers, including General Robert E. Lee carried this sword in the Indian campaigns. The full tang is peened and visible through the solid brass pommel, scabbard is blue steel. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

    Overall Length: 89cm
    Blade Length: 76cm
    Thickness at Base: 0.62cm
    Width at Base: 2.6cm
    Grip Length: 9.5cm
    Weight: 978g
    Point of Balance: 14cm
    Material: 1065 High Carbon
    Edge: Blunt can be sharpened

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

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    Excl. Tax: £132.50 Incl. Tax: £159.00

  • Damascus Viking Sword

    Excavations of a number of circa 850-900 Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical downcurved versions. The early style blade is well-suited to the quick, slashing blows of the Viking warrior. It is forged from high carbon Damascus steel. It is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. The pommel and cross guard are steel and the grip is leather wrapped wood. The scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel mounts. This is a true fighting sword and one that any Viking would be proud to carry in battle.

    Total length: 91 cm
    Blade length: 77 cm
    Grip length: 9.5 cm
    Weight: 0.95 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.7 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 17.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 19 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: £266.67 Incl. Tax: £320.00

  • Oakeshott Sword XIV

    This short sword belongs to the group of swords that Oakeshott classified as XIV type. Widespread in the Late Middle Ages, they were primarily designed to be used against opponents wearing armor. The blade is characteristically wide at the base and ends in an acute point. In conjunction with the dramatic, wheel-shaped pommel, the fuller ensures outstanding balance and a surprisingly low weight. The grip of our XIV medieval short sword is made of wood wrapped with leather. Its wheel pommel is riveted and has a cavity at the center with space for an insignia or jewel. This XIV medieval short sword comes with a scabbard.

    Total length:
     84 cm
    Blade length: 67 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.17 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.1 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4.3 mm
    Blade width (base): 6.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.8 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 21 cm
    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: £166.67 Incl. Tax: £200.00

  • German Longsword

    We call this elegant edged weapon a "German Longsword," but this type of blade was widely used in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. Its slender shape, acute point and lack of fuller predetermine this sword for use as a thrusting weapon against knightly plate armor. Wielding this blade with two hands greatly increased the probability of scoring a hit in the enemy's weak spot. Our German long sword features a hilt with a striking design: the meander incised in the crossguard is repeated in the pear-shaped pommel. The wooden grip is wrapped in smooth, brown leather for increased control and comfort.

    Our German Longsword comes with a brown leather scabbard including a mount and chape.

    Total length: 113 cm
    Blade length: 91.5 cm
    Grip length: 14.5 cm
    Weight: 1.59 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.8 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.7 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 29 cm
    Oakeshott type: XVa
    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: £187.50 Incl. Tax: £225.00

  • American Revolutionary War Sabre

    Dated to around 1775, the prototype for this handsome sabre is pictured in "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution," a book by George C. Neumann that is very popular with collectors and sword fans. The single-edged, subtly curved blade has two fullers. A narrow, deep fuller almost runs along the entire length of the blade. The other one is shorter, shallower, and much wider. Because of them, this amazing saber weighs less than one kilogram. Nevertheless, our American Revolutionary War sabre is perfectly balanced for delivering mighty cuts: like most powerful cutting weapons, it is slightly top-heavy. The spiraling wooden grip is comfortable and easy to control, and the knuckle bow provides added hand protection.

    Total length: 100.5 cm
    Blade length: 86 cm

    Grip length: 10 cm 
    Weight: 0.95 kg 
    Blade thickness (base): 4.7 mm 
    Blade width (base): 3.3 cm 
    Point of Balance (PoB): 19 cm
    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: £100.00 Incl. Tax: £120.00

  • Confederate Sabre

    Our Confederate saber would have been primarily used by soldiers riding for famous generals like Jeb Stuart, Wade Hampton and Nathan Bedford Forrest. They taught the Yankees the meaning of fear. This Confederate saber is lightweight (approx. 1 kg) and manageable. The back is relatively broad up to the center of percussion (CoP), which makes the blade extremely stable. And the fuller, which also stops at the CoP, is responsible for the reduced weight and resulting manageability. The blade curves more acutely as it nears the point, which magnifies the saber's cutting power. An accurate reproduction of a historical weapon (s. William Albaugh, "Confederate Edged Weapons", p. 137), the hand guard, the pommel, and even the wire wrapped around the brown leather that covers the grip are made of brass.

    Total length: 100.5 cm
    Blade length: 86 cm
    Grip length: 10.5 cm
    Weight: 1.02 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.6 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
    Blade width (base): 3 cm
    Blade width (base): 2.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 19 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 21 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardSteel, Brass

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

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    Excl. Tax: £107.92 Incl. Tax: £129.50

  • US Navy Cutlass M1860 - Gold

    Since 1860, the US Navy Cutlass M1860 Gold has been produced for the American armed forces at sea – just in time for the American Civil War! It replaces model M1841, and was inspired by the French Navy saber. The curved blade typical of sabers has a wide fuller that ends at the same place the broad back does – the spot where the false edge starts. Its blade geometry gives the US Navy Cutlass M1860 Gold a relatively light weight, but it was also made to be slightly top-heavy to give cuts more power. Held in place by a riveted pommel and the 24 K gold-plated full knuckle bow at the hand guard, the wooden grip of this naval cutlass is covered in leather and wrapped with twisted, golden wire. The US Navy Cutlass M1860 Gold comes with a matching leather scabbard with belt loop and a cloth bag for transport and storage.

    Total length: 81 cm
    Blade length: 65.5 cm
    Grip length: 11 cm
    Weight: 0.9 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.9 mm
    Blade width (base): 3.1 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 11 cm
    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: £201.04 Incl. Tax: £241.25

  • Spartan Lakonia Short Sword

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    The Spartans developed a short sword that is extraordinarily effective in close combat. The leaf-shaped, double-edged blade has an acute point and is well balanced due to the combination of the short, downward curving crossguard and bronze grip. Our Spartan short sword dates from around 500 BC and includes a leather-covered scabbard made of wood. The metal band has rings so you can attach the sword and scabbard to a belt. This Spartan sword is based on the one illustrated in "The Spartan Army," a book by Nicholas Sekunda with illustrations by Richard Hook.

    Total length: 50 cm
    Blade length: 36 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Guard Width: 8.5cm
    Blade thickness (base): 0.46 cm
    Blade width (base): 5 cm
    Weight: 930 g
    Blade: High Carbon Steel 
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather

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

    Buy the Spartan Lakonia Short Sword with confidence from the UK’s leading Greek sword retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £89.17 Incl. Tax: £107.00

  • Greek Hoplite Sword

    Our classic Hoplite sword is a historically correct replica of this widespread battlefield weapon: it has the pointed blade shape of the blade, the classic knob and a simple but effective guard pole made of steel. The handle is covered with leather, which is perfectly complemented by the supplied wooden sheath, which is also covered with leather and is covered with brass.

    Total length: 71.5 cm
    Blade length: 55 cm
    Grip length: 10.5 cm
    Weight: 1.01 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 5 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4.5 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 5.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 8.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 22 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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    Excl. Tax: £117.50 Incl. Tax: £141.00

  • 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: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £164.17 Incl. Tax: £197.00

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