The earliest swords were developed and made of bronze during the Bronze Age about 1600 BC. During the Iron Age, the sword remained fairly short and later evolved during the Middle Ages into the cross guard sword we are so familiar with today. Swords and edged weapons were also being forged in Asia and an early version of the katana was recorded as early as 900 A.D. Today swords range from premium stainless steel with razor-sharp blades, to beautiful Damascus steel Katana swords that are almost museum quality. At BUDK.com we stock more swords than any where else on the internet. From fantasy swords, to medieval swords, and battle ready and functional swords. Don't forget to read our Brief History of Swords page.


About The Katana

Japanese Katana were first made to be worn and used in battle by the Samurai class in feudal Japan. Katana are traditionally a long, single-edge sword with a square or round guard and a handle long enough for two hands. For info on care and maintenance of your katana or Samurai sword, visit our Sword Care page.
Combat Commander Gladiator Sword
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi Sword

Practice Swords

Practice swords were traditionally made of wood so swordsmen could train in the art of combat without the risk of injuring their opponents. Today, most practice swords are constructed of polypropylene that is weighted more like a forged steel sword. BUDK.com has a large selection of practice swords in polypropylene, wood and even hard foam."
The earliest swords were developed and made of bronze during the Bronze Age about 1600 BC. During the Iron Age, the sword remained fairly short and later evolved during the Middle Ages into the cross guard sword we are so familiar with today. Swords and edged weapons were also being forged in Asia and an early version of the katana was recorded as early as 900 A.D. Today swords range from premium stainless steel with razor-sharp blades, to beautiful Damascus steel Katana swords that are almost museum quality. At BUDK.com we stock more swords than any where else on the internet. From fantasy swords, to medieval swords, and battle ready and functional swords. Don't forget to read our Brief History of Swords page.


About The Katana

Japanese Katana were first made to be worn and used in battle by the Samurai class in feudal Japan. Katana are traditionally a long, single-edge sword with a square or round guard and a handle long enough for two hands. For info on care and maintenance of your katana or Samurai sword, visit our Sword Care page.
Combat Commander Gladiator Sword
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi Sword

Practice Swords

Practice swords were traditionally made of wood so swordsmen could train in the art of combat without the risk of injuring their opponents. Today, most practice swords are constructed of polypropylene that is weighted more like a forged steel sword. BUDK.com has a large selection of practice swords in polypropylene, wood and even hard foam."
The earliest swords were developed and made of bronze during the Bronze Age about 1600 BC. During the Iron Age, the sword remained fairly short and later evolved during the Middle Ages into the cross guard sword we are so familiar with today. Swords and edged weapons were also being forged in Asia and an early version of the katana was recorded as early as 900 A.D. Today swords range from premium stainless steel with razor-sharp blades, to beautiful Damascus steel Katana swords that are almost museum quality. At BUDK.com we stock more swords than any where else on the internet. From fantasy swords, to medieval swords, and battle ready and functional swords. Don't forget to read our Brief History of Swords page.

About The Katana

Japanese Katana were first made to be worn and used in battle by the Samurai class in feudal Japan. Katana are traditionally a long, single-edge sword with a square or round guard and a handle long enough for two hands. For info on care and maintenance of your katana or Samurai sword, visit our Sword Care page.
Combat Commander Gladiator Sword
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi Sword

Practice Swords

Practice swords were traditionally made of wood so swordsmen could train in the art of combat without the risk of injuring their opponents. Today, most practice swords are constructed of polypropylene that is weighted more like a forged steel sword. BUDK.com has a large selection of practice swords in polypropylene, wood and even hard foam."

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