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  • Armorial Swords - Immortalise Your Family Name

    Introducing the new way to keep your family name alive. We are all familiar with the idea of a family crest, well now you can immortalise your family name in our latest purpose made sword, dedicated to your families legacy. This month we are releasing a brand new product, 'The Armorial Sword'. Developed in house, this product will revolutionise the gift and Heraldry industry. Designed to last a lifetime, the Armorial Sword features resin filled, scratch-proof badges of your families crest, attached to the pommel of a high-quality sword in either antiqued brass or brushed steel. Family names have survived the ages, with family coats of arms memorialising the history behind that family name in one single image. Historically speaking, a coat of arms is a design on the shield of a medieval knight. The design was unique to an individual but could be passed down to his descendants, only then it became the...

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  • The Legend Behind The Sword

    What makes a sword great is sometimes the story behind it. Whether the story is a legend passed down or recorded history, the story starts with the man who uses the sword. We have selected a few of our swords that have all been wielded by what we consider 'legendary men'. Excalibur King Arthur - Excalibur   We all know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Literature tells of a great warrior who defended Britain against the Saxons during the 5th and 6th Century, along with his fellowship of knights but there is little physical evidence to support these stories. Depicted by Nennius of Wales in his work History of the Britons, Arthur wins many battles throughout history with the legendary sword, Excalibur. Excalibur is said to be the source of Arthur’s power but once again there are contradicting tales of how Arthur came to...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide

    Unique Christmas Presents £10 and Under These gifts for £10 or under make the perfect stocking fillers or secret Santa presents. The 200ml bottles of mead come in four flavours including strawberry, vanilla, blueberry and for the brave, chilli! Vanilla Mead £9.50 We have a wide selection of Letter Openers that can suit your budget. Our lower budget letter openers include movie sword replicas such as Robin Hood, Conan the Barbarian and King Arthur's Excaliber. Bronze Excalibur Sword Letter Opener £6.00   £30 and Under These gifts still leave a little money left over in the budget and make perfect novelty gifts. If you know a Game of Thrones fan then our Horn Mug will put you in their good books. Made from real horn sourced in Scotland, the mugs have been featured in Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom and Beowulf.   Game of Thrones Horn Mug £30.00 Our Sword Bookends...

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  • The Evolution of the Sword

    Roman Gladius (400 B.C)   Buy a full size replica of a Roman Pompeii Gladius from the Knight Shop   The Roman Gladius was a single-handed, double-bladed sword and the primary weapon of any Ancient Roman foot soldier. The Gladius sword coupled with a highly skilled and disciplined Roman soldier meant they were undefeatable, creating both a deadly weapon and a successful military reign. The sword was used amongst the Roman armies from the 4th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD! The secret behind the Roman armies’ success was their ability to adapt the gladius to any military situation, for example, they created the Spatha Sword which had a longer reach, meaning it would be perfect for battle on horseback. Another design includes the Pompeii Gladius which was developed to allow for a better slashing and stabbing technique. The Roman Gladius had a shorter blade than the cavalry Spartha...

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  • Sword Maintenance Guide

      If you are a beginner to sword maintenance or a first-time sword buyer, these handy tips can put you on the right track when it comes to looking after your sword. The type of sword that you have is an important factor that dictates which cleaning method is best to use. Swords tend to fall under 2 general classifications, stainless steel wall-hangers or spring/high carbon steel functional swords. There are exceptions, but in general your sword will likely fall into one of these categories. Stainless steel wall hangers are usually very decorative and designed to look good when hung on your wall. What they lack in functionality they make up for in ease of maintenance. Simply wiping them down with furniture polish/window cleaner and a soft cloth will remove any greasy fingerprints or grime. You can use special stainless steel cleaning compound if you want to get a highly polished finish...

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