640 Swords & Knives in Our Online Museum & Counting!

Welcome to Sword-Site!

Board Threads Posts
No New Posts What is Sword-Site? How Does it Work? - 1 Viewing

A Brief Introduction to the World's Largest Sword Museum. Sword-Site is built using forum technology but most parts of Sword-Site aren't open for comment and are instead closed threads with listings of historically relevant swords which are referenced and provided with measurements and other pertinent data.

Sub-boards: The Latest News From The World's Largest Sword Museum!, Sword-Site's Sponsored Deals Help w/the Upkeep of this Great Site!

41 41

Museum of Original Historic Swords

Board Threads Posts
No New Posts Swords of Antiquity & the Migration Era

Swords from Prehistory through to the Classical Period and First Centuries of the Age of Migration.

70 70
No New Posts Viking Swords

Swords of Viking form.

30 30
No New Posts Byzantine Swords

The thousand year period spanning the conversion of Rome to a Christian Empire by Constantine through to the fall of Trebizond in 1461 A.D.

14 14
No New Posts Medieval Western European Swords

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

220 220
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.

72 72
No New Posts Sabers / Sabres of the Western World - 1 Viewing

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

46 46
No New Posts Swords of the Far East

Swords from the Asian sphere of influence.

37 37
No New Posts Swords of Africa

Swords from Sub-Saharan Africa.

17 17
No New Posts Indian Swords

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

19 19
No New Posts Islamic Swords

Swords from the Islamic Sphere of Influence.

66 66
No New Posts Daggers & Knives

Daggers and knives from all cultures can be found here.

68 68


Board Threads Posts
No New Posts Feature Articles

Articles of note.

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

104 157
No New Posts Open Forum - Swords\Knives & Other Weapons\Armour\Martial Arts\Sword Making\Customisation - 1 Viewing

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 left of site).

117 369
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.

12 26

Guide For Sword Buyers

Board Threads Posts
No New Posts Do Not Buy A Reproduction Sword Until You Have Read This! - 1 Viewing

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

5 5

Forum Information & Statistics

Board Statistics
Threads and Posts
Total Threads: 938      Total Posts: 1,257
Last Updated: Introduce Yourself! by Bill Blake (Dec 22, 2014 16:17:24 GMT 10)
Recent Threads - Recent Posts - RSS Feed
Total Members: 100
Newest Member: michaeljager
Most Users Online: 921 (Dec 14, 2013 16:14:31 GMT 10)
View today's birthdays
Members Online
Users Online
0 Staff, 1 Member, 6 Guests.
24 Hours
Users Online in the Last 24 Hours
1 Staff, 2 Members, 286 Guests.
potdefer, Bill Blake