Swords

Swords are some of the earliest arms used by organized militaries. The sword is a bladed weapon designed to slash and stab. Some of the earliest and oldest swords were found in Aslantepe, Turkey, and date back to 3100 B.C. Metal swords evolved over time and were used in every major culture.

Swords range in size, weight, shape, and style depending on the culture in which they were used. The wide variety of swords makes them a collector’s favorite. Sword collectors may be looking for items in a certain culture, like Ancient Greek weaponry, or collecting the category in general.


Quick Facts

  • British Major Jack Churchill famously carried a claymore sword during World War II, and legend has it he captured dozens of prisoners aided by the weapon
  • The European Long sword was nicknamed the, “Queen of Weapons”
  • In many cultures, the sword was actually a secondary weapon to the spear or to the bow

Recommended Items at Auction

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A 19TH C REEDED BAMBOO(?) ETCHED BLADE SWORD CANE
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CDT
A 19TH C REEDED BAMBOO(?) ETCHED BLADE SWORD CANE
by Dirk Soulis Auctions
Est: $250- $300
$5509 Bids
(2) Swords
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
(2) Swords
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2257 Bids
Siamese Silvered Metal Mounted Sword, L: 39-1/2 in
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Siamese Silvered Metal Mounted Sword, L: 39-1/2 in
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$657 Bids
German style military sword in sheath
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
German style military sword in sheath
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$2756 Bids
(663) rounds of .380 acp, 25 rounds HP Golden Saber
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
(663) rounds of .380 acp, 25 rounds HP Golden Saber
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1255 Bids
Antique Indo-Persian Talwar sword blade 80 cm. (31 1/2 in.), sword 93.50 cm. (36.81 in.)
Oct 18, 7:00 PM AEDT
Antique Indo-Persian Talwar sword blade 80 cm. (31 1/2 in.), sword 93.50 cm. (36.81 in.)
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1105 Bids
German style military ceremonial sword
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
German style military ceremonial sword
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$3005 Bids
(3) Swords
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
(3) Swords
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1004 Bids
US EAGLE POMMEL SABER.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
US EAGLE POMMEL SABER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $700
$2504 Bids
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Sword
Oct 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Sword
by New Haven Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$804 Bids
GAR Dress Sword with scabbard
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
GAR Dress Sword with scabbard
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$603 Bids
(2) Swords
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
(2) Swords
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Three Spanish Bladed Weapons
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Three Spanish Bladed Weapons
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$3003 Bids
(3) Swords, one “The Pettibone Bros
Oct 23, 9:30 AM EDT
(3) Swords, one “The Pettibone Bros
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1002 Bids
Antique sword cane
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Antique sword cane
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $70- $150
$552 Bids
18th C. British Heavy Calvary Sword
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
18th C. British Heavy Calvary Sword
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $200- $15,000
$2002 Bids
Stainless Pakistan Sword w Brass Wood Handle
Oct 17, 11:00 AM MST
Stainless Pakistan Sword w Brass Wood Handle
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
3 TULWAR, 2 KOUMIYYA, & A GERMANIC SHORT SWORD.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
3 TULWAR, 2 KOUMIYYA, & A GERMANIC SHORT SWORD.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $700
$2002 Bids
19th Century Sword with Dog Pommel
Oct 27, 11:00 AM EDT
19th Century Sword with Dog Pommel
by Caza Sikes
Est: $100- $150
$2002 Bids
Antique sword
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Antique sword
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $30- $60
$51 Bid
Toledo spanish sword - 1875
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Toledo spanish sword - 1875
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $250- $400
$2001 Bid
2 Visayan Islands Steel & Wood Sword
Nov 16, 12:00 PM EST
2 Visayan Islands Steel & Wood Sword
by Willow Auction House
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
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The original Sarmathian-Scythian iron short sword Akinakes, 300-500 BC.
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
The original Sarmathian-Scythian iron short sword Akinakes, 300-500 BC.
by Eternity Gallery
Est: $6,000- $12,000
$4001 Bid
A BALKAN YATAGHAN SWORD WITH SCABBARD Ottoman Balkans, 19th century
Oct 29, 1:00 PM BST
A BALKAN YATAGHAN SWORD WITH SCABBARD Ottoman Balkans, 19th century
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£801 Bid

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Czerny's International Auction House

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