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Albion Armorers
Agincourt Sword
by Alexi Goranov
Baron Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Brescia Spadona
by Patrick Kelly
Caithness Sword
by Chad Arnow
Castellan Sword
by Bill Grandy
Celtic La Tene Type II Sword
by Nathan Bell
Chieftain Sword
by Steve Maly
Clontarf Viking Sword
by Bill Grandy
Conan the Barbarian Atlantean Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Count and Steward Swords
by Patrick Kelly
Crécy Sword
by Chad Arnow
Doge Sword
by Bill Grandy
Duke Sword
by Chad Arnow
Earl Sword
by Joseph Fults
Gaddhjalt Sword
by Chad Arnow
Gallowglass Sword
by Greg Griggs
Hersir Viking Sword
by Chad Arnow
Jarl Viking Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Kingmaker Sword
by Mark Mattimore
Knight Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Laird Sword
by Gordon Clark
Landgraf and Sempach Swords
by Bill Grandy
Liechtenauer Sword
by Pamela Muir
Mercenary and Constable Swords
by Chad Arnow
Meyer Sword
by Bill Grandy
Migration Type D Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Munich Sword
by Bill Grandy
Norman Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Poitiers Sword
by Greyson Brown
Prince and Squire Swords
by Chad Arnow
Reeve Sword
by Michael Edelson
Regent Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Ritter Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Senlac Sword
by Bryan Heff
Sherriff Sword
by Jonathan Sarge
Solingen Sword
by David Kite
Sovereign Sword
by Bill Grandy
Squire Line 13th Century Great Sword
by Chad Arnow
Squire Line 13th Century Knightly Sword
by Greyson Brown
Squire Line 15th Century Bastard Sword
by Bill Grandy
Sword of St. Maurice of Turin
by Steve Maly
Talhoffer Sword
by Bill Grandy
Templar Sword
by Chad Arnow
Thegn Sword
by Kenton Spaulding
Tritonia Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Triumvirate of First Generation Gladii
by Patrick Kelly
Viceroy Sword
by Chad Arnow
Yeoman Sword
by Felix Reich

Angus Trim Swords
AT1433 Type XVIa Warsword
by Bill Grandy
AT1563 Lady Restita
by Bill Grandy
AT1592 Danish Two-Hander
by Bill Grandy
Christian Fletcher AT1520
by James Byrnes
Christian Fletcher AT1593
by Bill Grandy
Christian Fletcher Ranger Sword
by Gene George
Christian Fletcher Redeemer
by Patrick Kelly
Christian Fletcher Side Sword
by Bill Grandy
Christian Fletcher Type XVIIIa Sword
by Gene George
DD1404 "Moonbrand"
by Thomas McDonald
Single-handed Falchion
by Jason Elrod

Arma Bohemia
Ballock Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Rondel Dagger
by Joseph Fults
Sgian Achles
by Chad Arnow

Armour Class
Cup and Ring Basket-hilt
by Chad Arnow
Mortuary Hilt Sword
by William "Bill" Goodwin

Arms & Armor
Aunlaz Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Bavarian Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Black Prince Sword
by Ted Hitchens
Bohemian Broadsword
by Patrick Kelly
Cavalier Rapier
by Patrick Kelly
Custom Danish Two-Hander
by Bill Grandy
Custom English Loop-hilt Smallsword
by Stephen Fisher
Custom Large Rondel Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Custom Oakeshott Type XX Sword
by Gordon Clark
Custom Rondel Dagger
by Gordon Clark
Custom Stibbert Museum Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Custom Swiss Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Duke of Urbino
by Jason Elrod
Dürer Bastard Sword
by Bill Grandy
Edward III Sword
by Russ Ellis
Edward III Sword: Another look
by Chad Arnow
English Buckler
by Bill Grandy
English Longsword
by Gordon Clark
Fechtbuch Sword
by Bill Grandy
Fechterspiel Sword
by Bill Grandy
French Medieval Sword
by Chad Arnow
German Bastard Sword
by Patrick Kelly
German Bastard Sword: Another look
by Bill Grandy

Arms & Armor (continued)
Gustav Vasa Rapier
by Nathan Robinson
Henry V Sword
by Bill Grandy
Horseman's Axe
by Russ Ellis
Hungarian Axe
by Russ Ellis
Iberian Mace
by Chad Arnow
Italian Three Ring Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Javelin
by Bill Grandy
Katzbalger
by Patrick Kelly
Knightly Riding Sword
by Chad Arnow
Medieval Knife
by Chad Arnow
Milanese Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Nordland Axe Prototype
by Joseph Fults
Rondel Dagger
by Alexi Goranov
Round Targe
by Pamela Muir
Schloss Erbach Sword
by Jason Elrod
Scholar Sword
by Bill Grandy
Smallsword
by Stephen Fisher
Spada da Zogho Sword
by Pamela Muir
Two-Ring Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Warhammer
by Bill Grandy

CAS Iberia/Hanwei
Antiqued Gustav Rapier and Dagger
by Bill Grandy
Charlemagne Saber
by Chad Arnow
Combination Rapier
by Bill Grandy
Federschwert Training Sword
by Bill Grandy
Gambeson and Arming Cap
by Mark Mattimore
Mammen Axe
by Alexi Goranov
Mortuary Sword
by William "Bill" Goodwin
Practical Side Sword
by Bill Grandy
Trident Main Gauche
by Bill Grandy
William Marshal Sword
by Björn Hellqvist

Cold Steel
Grosse Messer
by Nathan Robinson
Smallsword
by Bill Grandy

Darkwood Armory
English Rapier
by Geoff Freeman
Rondel Dagger
by Pamela Muir
Side Sword
by William "Bill" Goodwin
Teardrop Pappenheimer Sword
by Bill Grandy
Transitional Flambard Rapier
by Bill Grandy

Del Tin Armi Antiche
DT2102 Viking Sword
by Patrick Kelly
DT2123 Sword of Saint Galgano
by Björn Hellqvist
DT2143 Hand-and-a-Half-Sword
by Shane Smith
DT2150 Sword of Estore Visconti
by Chad Arnow
DT2151 Alexandria Type XIX Sword
by Patrick Kelly
DT2153 15th Century Sword
by Björn Hellqvist
DT2155 Rondel Dagger
by Bill Grandy
DT2156 Rondel Dagger
by Bill Grandy
DT2161 Late 16th Century Sword
by Bill Grandy
DT2173 German Left-Hand Dagger
by Bill Grandy
DT5120 12th Century Sword
by Patrick Kelly
DT5140 Hand-and-a-Half-Sword
by Björn Hellqvist
DT5149 14th Century Sword
by Patrick Kelly
DT5149 Dussack
by Sean A. Flynt
DT5152 Schiavonesca Sword
by Patrick Kelly
DT5173 Schiavona
by Bill Grandy
DT5181 Smallsword
by Bill Grandy

E.B. Erickson
"Lowland" Basket-hilt Prototype
by Sean A. Flynt
17th Century Hanger
by Sean A. Flynt

Eric McHugh
All-Steel Rondel Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Bearded Axe
by Bill Grandy
Eric McHugh Custom Halberd
by Eric Nower
Seax
by Bill Grandy

Jody Samson
Boarding Cutlass
by Bill Grandy
Fantasy Carolingian Broadsword
by Bill Grandy
Regency Broadsword
by Bill Grandy
Warlord's Sword
by Russ Ellis

Lutel
15th Century Horseman's flail
by Björn Hellqvist
Cinquedea
by Gene George
Custom 15th Century Longsword
by Jeff Hsieh
Custom Proto Schiavona
by Gene George
Custom Spadroon
by Peter Frank
Customized Katzbalger
by Björn Hellqvist
Late 15th Century Large Dagger
by Björn Hellqvist
Two-Handed Saber
by Bill Grandy

Miscellaneous Makers
Ancient Edge 14th Century Bastard Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Antoine Marçal Rondel Dagger
by Bill Grandy
Armour and Castings Gothic Finger Gauntlets
by Bill Grandy
Castle Keep Oakeshott Type XII Sword
by Russ Ellis
Czech Arms+Armor Manufacture Falchion
by Nathan Robinson
Davis Reproductions Ballock Dagger
by Chad Arnow

Miscellaneous Makers (continued)
Davis Reproductions Notation Knife
by Chad Arnow
Elchon's Workshop Broken Back Seax
by Chad Arnow
G. Gedney Godwin Smallsword
by Stephen Fisher
James Austin Type M Danish War Axe
by Jeremy V. Krause
Jason Dingledine Oakeshott Type XVI Sword
by Gordon Clark
Jeff Helmes Type XII Korsoygaden Sword
by J.D. Crawford
Jiří Klepač 14th Century Hourglass Gauntlets
by Michael P. Smith
John Gage Cocobolo Ballock Dagger
by Jason Elrod
John Gage Thuya Burl Ballock Dagger
by Patrick Kelly
Justin King Rondel Dagger
by Gordon Clark
Last Legend Gen 2 12th Century Sword
by Bill Grandy
Last Legend Gen 2 Lucerne Sword
by Bill Grandy
Lewis Moore 14th Century Hourglass Gauntlets
by Bill Grandy
Mad Piper Snouted Ribbon Basket-Hilt
by Henrik Bjoern Boegh
Manning Imperial Ballock Dagger
by Jason Elrod
Manning Imperial Type XXa Longsword
by Jason Elrod
Medieval Reproductions Viking Helmet
by Patrick Kelly
Michael "Tinker" Pearce Seax
by Mike Arledge
Michael Pikula Riding Sword
by Chad Arnow
Middlesex Village Trading Doglock Pistol
by Gordon Frye
Old Dominion Forge Clamshell Hanger
by Sean A. Flynt
Pavel Moc "Violet 1½" Bastard Sword
by Björn Hellqvist
Pavel Moc Italy Sword
by Björn Hellqvist
Peter Johnsson 13th Century Type X Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Revival Clothing Linen Gambeson
by Michael Edelson
Swordcrafts Aluminum Longsword Wasters
by Bill Grandy
Viking Shield Model II Shield
by Bill Grandy

Phoenix Metal Creations
Bastard Sword
by Bill Grandy
Hand-and-a-Half-Sword
by Nathan Robinson
Loop-hilt Smallsword
by Stephen Fisher
Pappenheimer Sword
by Bill Grandy

TEMPL Historic Arms
Iron Age Celtic Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Sutton Hoo Sword
by Paul Mortimer

Tod's Stuff
All-Steel Rondel Dagger
by Russ Ellis
Bog Oak Ballock Dagger
by Ralph Rudolph
Bone-handled Baselard
by Chad Arnow
Boxwood-hilted Baselard
by Felix Reich
Broken Back Seax
by Chad Arnow
Bronze-hilted Rondel Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Dagger of Alexander Balliol
by Chad Arnow
Dragon Warhammer
by Chad Arnow
English Cutler 13th Century Eating Knife
by Chad Arnow
English Cutler Ballock Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Inlaid Broken-Back Seax
by Jeremy V. Krause
Scottish Dirk
by Chad Arnow
Single-edged Rondel Dagger
by Russ Ellis
Tod's Stuff 15th Century Eating Knife
by Chad Arnow
Trio of Medieval Knives
by Chad Arnow

Vince Evans
"Diamond" Backsword
by Thomas McDonald
"Milestone" Sword
by Patrick Kelly
Ballock Dagger
by Chad Arnow
European Hanger
by Steve Grisetti
Pattern-Welded Scramseax
by Patrick Kelly
Scottish Dirk
by Patrick Kelly
Scottish Dirk #2
by Chad Arnow
Scottish Single-hand Sword
by Thomas McDonald

Vladimir Cervenka
Petersen Type S Viking Sword
by Kirk Lee Spencer
Single-Edged Viking Sword
by Kirk Lee Spencer
Type 1 Schiavona
by Bill Grandy

Windlass Steelcrafts
"Type IV" Sword
by Joseph Fults
15th Century Longsword
by Joseph Fults
Brass-hilted Rondel Dagger
by Chad Arnow
Classic Cinquedea
by Bill Grandy
Confederate Foot Officer's Sword
by Sean A. Flynt
Crusader Sword
by Mark Mattimore
Cut and Thrust Sword and Dagger
by Gene George
Dutch Cutlass
by Gene George
English Rondel Dagger
by Mark Mattimore
English Tuck (Estoc)
by Sean A. Flynt
Falcata
by Greyson Brown
German Falchion
by Sean A. Flynt
German Mace
by Sean A. Flynt
High Middle Ages Dagger
by Mark Mattimore
Long-Bladed Hewing Spear
by Greyson Brown
Medieval Short Sword
by Gene George
River Thames Mace
by Greyson Brown
Scottish Backsword
by Nathan Robinson
Scottish Burgonet
by Sean A. Flynt
Scottish Dagger
by Nathan Robinson
Sword of St. Michael
by Bill Grandy
Towton Sword
by Chad Arnow
Type 1 Blackened Schiavona
by Gene George
Type 2 Schiavona
by Bill Grandy
War Sword of Albrecht II
by Patrick Kelly









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