Fans of the old civil war would love to have these great replicas of the military swords that were used during the cold war. While they don’t make exact replacements of the antique ones, they make the next best thing for anyone who doesn’t have access to the real thing. Besides, the real ones are probably better off shared for display in the museums, while you could have your own military or Civil War swords replica right at your home.
The variety that you will find within the military swords class of sword replicas are actually based on the kind of military force that these swords were made to look after. The kind of military force was mainly affected by state origin. For example, the Cold Steel 1830 Napoleon Saber was based on the European forces, where they used it not only for combat but as a symbol of nobility as well.
Military swords, back then, were designed for swift close combat. They were light and easy to carry around, unlike other swords in the history of war where they were heavier to carry around and required a lot of strength for anyone to hold up. While the blades weren’t as large the iron swords of the Middle Ages, they were sharp. This made for a weapon that does swift and deadly attacks overall. If anything, the military swords of the past can be deadlier than their firearm counterparts back then.
The military swords also differed in certain specs even if they were of the same subclass. For example, the cavalry sabers used by the American and western armies were slightly different than the cavalry sabers used by the Indians – the latter had a thinner blade for much swifter attacks. The Cold Steel 1796 Cavalry Saber and the Cold Steel 1908 Indian Cavalry Saber were replicas of these swords, respectively.
In any case, military swords are indeed an interesting class of collectible swords, and their uniqueness and strong historical military attachments make them even more interesting additions to the collection. So if you’re looking for a new style of additions to put into your growing collection of swords, then consider military swords if you don’t have them yet. Some of the best and most affordable Military swords available on the market are Cold Steel Swords And Windlass Steelcraft Swords.
A good example would be the American Revolution Saber by Windlass SteelCraft and the Cold Steel 1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber.
Starting a sword collection is always something very cool and exciting. People starting that type of collection are mostly passionate by Medieval times, fantasy worlds and movies. While there are many types of swords, some people prefer to stick to one type of sword while other like diversify.
When it comes to buying your first sword, you need to ask yourself what type of collection are you trying to build? Are you looking for real swords or are you just interested in the look? You see this simple question is quite important because real swords are generally made of High carbon steel which means that they do require maintenance in order to avoid rust on the blade. On the other hand, display sword are made of Stainless steel blade which require almost no maintenance.
Here are the types os swords collection you might want to consider:
- Medieval Weapons: Medieval weapons and medieval swords are highly popular, they represent a part of the human history and helped created the world as we know it. There was a time where most conflicts were resolved with a sword. If you are looking for medieval swords or medieval weapons, then do your research to find out some of the most reputable companies that creates them. Here are some companies that are well known for creating high quality swords at affordable prices: Hanwei, Windlass SteelCrafts, Marto, United Cutlery, Master Cutlery etc…
- Fantasy Swords: Fantasy sword is also a very big market in the sword industry, these goes from highly detailed swords to weapons that are seen in video games and comic books. Take a look at this collection of fantasy swords to get a better idea.
- Samurai Swords: This type of sword is perhaps one of the most popular of all. The Japanese swords also known as Katanas are some of the most beautiful swords you can collect. While often more expensive than other types of swords, these are amazing collectible items. Battle-Ready Katana are extremely sharps and must be handled with great care. See this complete inventory of Samurai swords to see different quality of Katana.
- Movie swords: Movie swords are another very popular type of swords. People like to collect items or props that were used in very popular movies. Some of these items are of the highest quality! Items like: Official Lord of the Rings Swords, The 300 spartan weapons form the 300 movie, Official Rambo knives , Conan the Barbarian swords, Harry Potter props and more….
No matter what type of swords you are collecting, make your own researches before purchasing, is the company reliable, are there sword of high quality, do they offer a good guarantee? These are all elements you should consider when buying a sword.