827 historically significant swords knives in the Sword-Site catalog & counting!

Welcome to Sword-Site!

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Sword-Site is the World's Largest Sword Museum! Online & Completely Free! All listings of historically relevant swords referenced are provided with photos, measurements and other pertinent data.


Museum of Original Historic Swords

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No New Posts Swords of Antiquity & the Migration Era

Swords from Prehistory through to the Classical Period and the first centuries of the Age of Migration.

No New Posts Viking Swords

Swords of Viking form.

No New Posts Byzantine Swords

The thousand year period spanning the reign of Constantine through to the fall of Trebizond in 1461 A.D.

No New Posts Medieval Western European Swords - 1 Viewing

Here you will find swords from the end of the Dark Ages through to the Renaissance. These are organised using a typology devised by Ewart Oakeshott.

Sub-boards: Oakeshott Type X - Xa Swords, Oakeshott Type XI - XIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XII - XIIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XIII - XIIIb Swords, Oakeshott Type XIV Swords, Oakeshott Type XV - XVa Swords, Oakeshott Type XVI - XVIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XVII Swords, Oakeshott Type XVIII - XVIIIc Swords, Oakeshott Type XIX Swords, Oakeshott Type XX - XXa Swords, Oakeshott Type XXI - XXII Swords

No New Posts Non-Oakeshott Type Swords - Falchions, Complex Hilts Etc.

European Swords that do not conform to the Oakeshott Typology including the Falchion, Complex Hilts and more.

Sub-board: Falchions & Machetes

No New Posts Sabers / Sabres of the Western World

Generally single edged, slender swords from the European sphere of influence.

No New Posts Swords of the Far East

Swords from the Asian sphere of influence.

No New Posts Swords of Africa

Swords from Sub-Saharan Africa.

No New Posts Indian Swords

Swords by the non-Islamic inhabitants of the Indian Subcontinent.

No New Posts Islamic Swords

Swords from the Islamic Sphere of Influence.

No New Posts Daggers & Knives

Daggers and knives from all cultures can be found here.


Gallery of Significant Modern Swords & Knives

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No New Posts Tactical Swords & Knives

Swords and knives that conform to modern military design sensibilities from the 20th Century and later. Military knives and military swords made prior can be found in the Original Sword Museum section above.

No New Posts Fantasy Swords & Knives

Knives and swords from films, books, comics and other forms of media.

No New Posts Modern Neo-Historical & Reproduction Swords & Knives

Swords and knives made in styles derived from History.



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No New Posts Feature Articles - 2 Viewing

Articles of note.

Sub-boards: Primary Historic Texts, Scholarly Articles, Ewart Oakeshott's Sword Typologies, Byzantine Swords in Art & From the Archaeological Record

No New Posts Open Forum - Swords\Knives & Other Weapons\Armour\Martial Arts\Sword Making\Customisation

Discussions of all of the above and more with regards to all of the world's cultures - a free and open section for Members (Membership is free click 'register' at top right of site).

No New Posts For Sale / Wanted to Buy / Vendor Announcements

Here you can list swords and related items for sale. Items can be offered by individuals. No need for moderator's approval - anyone of good reputation can list items here - all you have to do is become a member which is free! No guns or gun parts please.


Guide For Sword Buyers

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No New Posts Do Not Buy A Reproduction Sword Until You Have Read This

Tips for buyers of modern reproduction swords that demystify the often nebulous terms used by some manufacturers and vendors.


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