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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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Early Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Early Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$12510 Bids
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CONTINENTAL SWORD AND SCABBARD Late 19th/Early 20th Century Length 35”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
CONTINENTAL SWORD AND SCABBARD Late 19th/Early 20th Century Length 35”.
by Eldred's
Est: $100- $200
$7508 Bids
U.S. Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
U.S. Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2755 Bids
UNION CAVALRY SWORD WITH SCABBARD
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
UNION CAVALRY SWORD WITH SCABBARD
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $400
$3255 Bids
Vintage Sword w/ Sheath
Oct 05, 4:30 PM CDT
Vintage Sword w/ Sheath
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$255 Bids
Early US USN Dress Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Early US USN Dress Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$504 Bids
Confederate D-Guard Short Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Confederate D-Guard Short Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1754 Bids
34" Sword Cane
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
34" Sword Cane
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$604 Bids
Unmarked Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Unmarked Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$503 Bids
Spanish Model 1907 Cavalry Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Spanish Model 1907 Cavalry Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$403 Bids
An Ames M1840 Cavalry Saber with Scabbard,1849
Oct 13, 9:00 AM EDT
An Ames M1840 Cavalry Saber with Scabbard,1849
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $500
$3253 Bids
NWC Tlingit Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
NWC Tlingit Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2003 Bids
US Defender Model 1902 Army Officer’s Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
US Defender Model 1902 Army Officer’s Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$602 Bids
Spanish Model 1907 Cavalry Sword
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Spanish Model 1907 Cavalry Sword
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$402 Bids
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FRENCH SWORD AND SCABBARD 19th Century Length of blade 23”. Total length 29”.
Oct 06, 9:30 AM EDT
FRENCH SWORD AND SCABBARD 19th Century Length of blade 23”. Total length 29”.
by Eldred's
Est: $150- $200
$902 Bids
An Indian ebonised wood sword stick with carved bone handle and embossed brass fittings 90 cm.
Oct 14, 9:30 AM BST
An Indian ebonised wood sword stick with carved bone handle and embossed brass fittings 90 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£41 Bid
19TH C. AFRICAN SCIMITAR SWORD
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
19TH C. AFRICAN SCIMITAR SWORD
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Argentinian sabre reproduction
Oct 14, 3:00 PM UYT
Argentinian sabre reproduction
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $70- $100
$501 Bid
BROKEN WAR OF 1812 US ARMY DRESS SWORD
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
BROKEN WAR OF 1812 US ARMY DRESS SWORD
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
antique saber
Oct 07, 10:00 AM CEST
antique saber
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€701 Bid

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