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We Specialize in medieval replicas including Swords, Suits Of Armor, Scottish Claymores, William Wallace  swords, wearable plate,  fantasy, Scottish swords, battle ready shields, helmets and civil war sabers for display and reenactments.
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Suit of Armor - White Knight on wooden stand with large sword
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Suit Of Armor - Black Knight , with large medieval sword
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Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer medieval suit of armor
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Knight chainmail armor shirt and coif holding sword
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Medieval Armor Breastplate
breastplate armor
Medieval Crusader Helmet
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Scottish Claymore Sword
Scottish Swords
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Wearable medieval armor on knight with chain mail hood
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This site showcases the medieval knight,  renaissance period swords and suits of armor as well as some history on warriors. Our fantasy weapons, medieval halberds, shields, plate armour, suits of chain mail armor, medieval helmets, arms and replica weapons are available at the lowest prices anywhere.
Consider replica guns and reproduction non-firing flintlock pistols and replica rifles for your rustic den wall decor needs. Knight armour and chain mail  are our specialties.
See our SCA wearable suit of armor including breastplates and armor legs.
We have a great selection of Civil War replica swords. Decorative and authentic Japanese Samurai arms and weapons will enhance the look of any room.  Add a Scottish claymore sword , crossbows or daggers to create interest or complete your re-enactment ensemble. If you want fantasy weapons or a fine Spanish Suit of  Armor , look no further.

View our Viking pieces, Scottish broadswords , the Claymore of William Wallace as well as Japanese Samurai katanas  ,  medieval swords and shields featuring historical figures as St. George, Richard the Lion heart,
The Templar Knights and The Black Prince pieces on the site are great early medieval period pieces and are great for display or re-enactments.
 We also have a wide selection Roman pieces including the Lorica Segmentata  plate armor.

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History of Armor and Weaponry

Hi! You will find me on many of the pages for this site explaining some of the history behind the pieces that we display here. My hope is that it will help you understand why these pieces were created originally and why we feel like this was an important piece to add to our collection. Now, we are gradually adding the stories to each item. If you are interested in the historical significance of the piece that has caught your fancy, just look for my writings on the page.

Armor began the first time tensions developed between tribes. Rudimentary pieces at first, perhaps a thick hide thrown over one’s chest or a carved bowl over the head were enough to deflect the worst of the blows from sticks or rocks. Then Man got more creative with his attacks and with his defensive pieces. Imagine the shock the first time a sharpened stick was propelled by a rude gut string placed on a young limb or having poison sting you from a sharpened twig or a chiseled rock through a hollow carved wooden tube. Slingshots were developed for hunting small birds and animals but could propel a rock right into the head of a person much, much larger than the one defending with only a tool used for hunting previously. Man existed for thousands of years with these elementary devices that were used very successfully against man and beast to ensure the survival of our species. We refer to this part of our history as the Stone Age. Neanderthals Welcome! Unfortunately, we don’t have anything you would recognize here.

The Bronze Age was a marvel. The Sumer civilization was spread through Modern day East Africa, Spain, Asia Minor and what is referred to as the “Cradle of Civilization” in modern Iraq and the entire Arabic peninsula. When we began to approach the metal working eras, here we begin to find the beginnings of what we focus on in this site. From them, we got the first writers in Man’s history, the potter’s wheel, government, social divisions and slavery. But the most fascinating invention was the combining of different metal alloys that made it possible to use it for tools, weaponry and armor. Various metals such as gold, silver and copper were the first metals probably tried but were too soft and malleable for the sharpening edges needed for axes and cutting tools. I can only imagine the first smelters playing with the different metals, combining them to see the different effects that were produced and the delight of finding that tin and copper could make a metal that was hard enough to be tempered into uses beyond their dreams.

Different areas developed their techniques over a period of 5,000 years, some simply trading for the alloys they needed that were not available in their area, which produced the first trade routes. In any case, through casting, newer and more effective weaponry began to appear along with much better coverings than furs for the warriors.

Around 600 BC, we go into the Iron Age. NOW we begin to see real progress with weaponry and armor. Iron wielders were able to cut down with ease the civilizations that still relied on bronze, and in spite of its tendency to rust, iron rapidly replaced bronze as the superior metal for tool and armor. Yet the real progress was made with the advent of steel. The Romans had it by 4th century BC and it is noted by them that the Celts were still using iron. Two very different types of armor and weaponry were developing. One was what we consider Barbarian style. The Hordes- Franks, Vikings and Goths- used this more than the Romans and Greeks whose equipment was refined and advanced. These two styles and populations finally converged around 500 AD.

And here we begin our journey through the Medieval age of glory, the pinnacle of armory and hand to hand weaponry, fought in an era when men looked each other in the eye as they battled.    

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