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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 SOUTH INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALABAR
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
A SOUTH INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALABAR
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£35010 Bids
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£4809 Bids
Russischer Säbel "Shashka" für Kavallerie, Dragoner.
Dec 07, 1:00 PM CET
Russischer Säbel "Shashka" für Kavallerie, Dragoner.
by Dannenberg
Est: €100- €120
€2006 Bids
Carved Ivory Handle Head Hunter’s Sword
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
Carved Ivory Handle Head Hunter’s Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$805 Bids
Polnischer Säbel der Kavallerie.
Dec 07, 1:00 PM CET
Polnischer Säbel der Kavallerie.
by Dannenberg
Est: €100- €120
€1504 Bids
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19th C. INDIAN TULWAR SWORDS
Dec 20, 12:00 PM EST
19th C. INDIAN TULWAR SWORDS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$1004 Bids
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YATAGAN
Dec 13, 9:00 AM CET
YATAGAN
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF400- CHF600
CHF5504 Bids
European Sword
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
European Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1254 Bids
Ames Mfg. Co. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
Ames Mfg. Co. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$604 Bids
AN OTTOMAN SWORD (KILIG), TURKEY, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
AN OTTOMAN SWORD (KILIG), TURKEY, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£5004 Bids
A HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
A HIGHLAND BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, 19TH CENTURY
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £250- £350
£1803 Bids
M1852 Naval Officers Sword
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
M1852 Naval Officers Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$803 Bids
GENERAL OFFICER'S MAMELUKE SWORD
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
GENERAL OFFICER'S MAMELUKE SWORD
by Sheppards
Est: €200- €300
€1303 Bids
1840 Light Cavalry Saber
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
1840 Light Cavalry Saber
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$803 Bids
Roby W. Chelmsford Mass. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
Roby W. Chelmsford Mass. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$803 Bids
A FRENCH MODEL ANXI CAVALRY SWORD, DATED 1811
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
A FRENCH MODEL ANXI CAVALRY SWORD, DATED 1811
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £350- £450
£1603 Bids
Luristan Short Sword Blade
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Luristan Short Sword Blade
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £150- £200
£302 Bids
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CONTEMPORARY / REENACTOR BRONZE AGE EDGED WEAPONS
Dec 16, 10:00 AM EST
CONTEMPORARY / REENACTOR BRONZE AGE EDGED WEAPONS
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $80- $160
$702 Bids
ANTIQUE WALKING STICK GADGET SWORD CANE W/ DOUBLE SKULLS
Dec 18, 9:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE WALKING STICK GADGET SWORD CANE W/ DOUBLE SKULLS
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,200- $2,000
$6502 Bids
Eisenhower Foot Officer’s Sword
Dec 16, 9:30 AM EST
Eisenhower Foot Officer’s Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$302 Bids
Antique Bavarian Infantry Officer Sabre Sword
Dec 16, 10:00 AM CST
Antique Bavarian Infantry Officer Sabre Sword
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$202 Bids
THREE BRITISH COURTSWORDS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
THREE BRITISH COURTSWORDS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £150- £200
£702 Bids
THE VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN OFFICER'S SWORD PRESENTED BY MAJOR HENRY JAMES R.E. F.R.S & C. TO
Dec 06, 11:00 AM GMT
THE VICTORIAN 1822 PATTERN OFFICER'S SWORD PRESENTED BY MAJOR HENRY JAMES R.E. F.R.S & C. TO
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£1402 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Swords


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