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Armoury Price Lists
We have a selection of Armoury weapons chosen for looks,
popularity and ease of production.
Note: Due to a high order volume for our Armoury weapons, production of all items (except the #500 series of modified fencing weapons and Favorite Weapons) may take up to 4-6 weeks. Call for exact delivery times.
Price List Information
Before you jump into the wonderful world of swordplay, we want to explain how we set up our Armoury Price Lists. Weapons are grouped into categories according to their time period, size and the way they are used: Broadswords, Shortswords, Swords, Rapiers, Courtswords, Sabers, Daggers, etc. After each catalog number a capital letter is shown, this indicates the type of blade mounted in that weapon: CR for regular broadsword blade, T for theatrical epee blade, L for diamond (Lozenge) blade.
NOTE: All weapons are made by hand and some individual differences may occur. We reserve the right to make substitutions of individual parts as dictated by stock on hand.
In the Armoury Parts Lists, you will find the parts grouped into columns: /1 Pommels, /2 Handles, /3 Quillons, /4 Spacers, /5 Guards, /6 Blades, and /10 Scabbards. If you desire a replacement quillon for your #306T Italian cup hilt rapier, you would order a #306T/3 quillon. An epee blade would be a #306T/6. If you wished a pommel for your Florentine courtsword #421M like the one on the classic courtsword #436M, would order #436M/1 pommel.
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Our weapons are designed to withstand the use and abuse of choreographed fighting under the direction of an experienced fight instructor. We recommend as Fight Choreographer / Directors those recognized as such by the "Society of American Fight Directors", or others equally qualified. If you need to locate such a person, please let us know and we will try to help.
Broadswords, Arming Swords and Shortswords
The 100 series. Ranging from the 10th century into the 1500's, these were the main weapons of the mounted knight. Designed primarily as cutting weapons to shear through mail and/or armor, these weapons were big but by no means unwieldy. Properly called arming swords, the Victorians dubbed them broadswords to distinguish them from rapiers and smallswords. While the single handed arming sword reigned from the tenth century into the 1500's, the two-handed sword made its first appearance in the 1250's. It was used also into the sixteenth century, although it became more of a "processional" instrument to keep order, rather than a wartime weapon.
The hand-and-a-half arming sword, sometimes called a bastard broadsword, tried to combine the best of both worlds. Light enough to wield with one hand when used with a shield, the grip was long enough to use with both hands if the shield was lost or destroyed. Two handed arming swords are approximately 50" overall, roughly 10" wide at the guard and weigh about 5 pounds. The hand-and-a-half arming sword is approximately 43" overall, roughly 7" to 10" wide at the guard and weighs about 3 pounds. Single handed arming swords are approximately 38" overall, roughly 7" to 8" wide at the guard and weigh about 2 to 3 pounds. The 170SS shortswords are approximately 25" overall, roughly 4" wide at the guard and weigh about 1 1/2 pounds. The blade is 18" long and 1 1/4" wide at the forte.
The 200 series. These are the simple hilted weapons suitable for a quasi-rapier or broadsword look. They are ideal when budgetary concerns prohibit full hilted rapiers, or when you want the look of a broadsword with a much lighter (and more economical) blade. Swords in this category are approximately 41" overall, roughly 6" to 8" wide at the guard and weigh about 1 to 2 pounds (depending on the blade used).
Rapiers and Transitional Rapiers
The 300 series. The rapier was the first civilian weapon, developing as the use of armor declined. A thrust and cut weapon, the rapier first appeared in the late 1400's and had its heyday up to the 1600's. The 1600's saw the start of the transitional rapier as hilts became smaller and blades were designed more for thrusting and less for cutting. The cup hilt rapier made its appearance in the early 1650's in Spain, and enjoyed popularity in Spain and Southern Italy until the early 1700's. The rapier was often used with a second defensive weapon; daggers, bucklers, and cloaks were the most popular. While daggers were often decorated "en suite" with their companion rapier, it was by no means unusual to have a "mismatched" set of rapier and dagger. Much lighter than the broadsword of medieval times, the rapier brought about a whole new style of swordplay and a proliferation of fencing schools. The rapier marked the earliest beginnings of fencing as a sport.
Smallswords, Townswords and Courtswords
The 400 series. Popular from the 1660's to the early 1800's, the smallsword is a thrusting weapon; the point is used to penetrate the skin and puncture vital organs. As rapier hilts became smaller in the mid 1600's, the smallsword, or "Townsword", came into being. Initially it used shortened rapier blades, but by the 1670's the lighter hollow triangular blade was in use. Our Theatrical Epee blade is close in dimension to this type of smallsword blade. Eventually the style of smallsword play evolved into the game of modern foil.
As the use of the sword fell out of fashion, the smallsword became more elaborate and less functional, eventually becoming a piece of jewelry to be worn at court (hence the name courtsword). Consequently, the smallsword was constructed for actual use, whereas the courtsword was an elaborate accouterment.
Weapons in this category have blades approximately 35" long and are approximately 40" in overall length. They are roughly 3" to 4" wide at the guard and weigh about 1 pound.
Fencing Weapons Modified for Theatrical Use
The 500 series. This category of weapon is from the old school of modern stage fighting. These weapons were popular on the stage in the 1920's and 30's due to the lack of any historical replicas. They are the "theatrical" versions of the modern foil, epee and saber. Weapons in this category are approximately 41" overall, roughly 4" to 6" wide at the guard and weigh about 1 pound.
The 700 series. Used both offensively and defensively, daggers were often used in conjunction with rapiers or swords. Our daggers use the same hilt pieces as their companion rapiers or swords. Dagger blades are cut at 13 1/2", except the Harlequin blade which is cut at 9", the small dirk blade at 11", the dirk blade at 12" and the Flexible dagger at 18". For overall length add approximately 6" to the blade length.
Most of our weapons come standard with a dull finish. We can buff and polish the hilts so that they gleam. The cost of polishing varies from weapon to weapon because of the varying hilts and polishing difficulty. Contact us by phone, letter or through our Contact page for a quote on any weapon you wish to have polished or any additional information.
The /10 column. We make scabbards for our Swords, Rapiers, and Smallswords. We do not make scabbards for our two-handed broadsword blades because they are too long to fit properly into a functional scabbard. Scabbards are made of leather.
When ordering please indicate weapon catalog number followed by /10. For example, if you want a scabbard for a Swept Hilt Rapier with a diamond blade, order #325L/10. When possible, we recommend that you order the weapon and scabbard together to ensure a proper fit.
Part of what makes a sword a sword is tempered steel. All of our weapons are combat worthy and use high carbon tempered steel blades (except those items in the Decorative and Costume section, the ones with a "W" in their catalog numbers). Only tempered steel will stand up to the rigors of choreographed stage combat use. Blades are threaded 6mm except as noted in the Parts section.
Hangers, or Frogs, are theatrical devices used to hold a sword in place on the actor's hip. They are handmade out of fine leather. Unlike hard black scabbards, hangers expose the blade of the weapon, which many people prefer, especially for stage combat. Please inform us if you want to use our hangers with our scabbards. We will make sure that they fit together.
Our gauntlets are patterned from the classical style used throughout the ages. They come in two colors, black and brown. Gauntlets are available in sizes 6 through 11.
All of our combat weapons are made with solid maple handles. We do offer some alternative choices for selected weapons. Please contact us for further information.
Type of Handle
Metal or Wire
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Prices in the following pages are for individuals, schools, clubs, and other organizations. Prices are subject to change without notice, and are payable in U.S. Dollars only. If a price quote is needed for a bulk or rush shipment, phone us and we will give you a price quote over the phone.
Our website is a list of items that we offer for sale, and not a computerized inventory list. With the thousands of items that we carry we can run out of an item or a size of an item. If we are out of an item we will do our best to contact you to suggest a substitution or upgrade.
For On-Line Secure Orders, please visit the Checkout Page for terms and important ordering information. Mail orders must be fully prepaid by cheque or money order, or include a valid VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or NOVUS (DISCOVER) number, with expiration date and authorized signature, or they may be sent C.O.D-cash. Phone orders may be paid by VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or NOVUS (DISCOVER), or they may be sent C.O.D-cash. PLEASE NOTE: All C.O.D. shipments will have a $5.00 charge added to the total. All invoices are payable in U.S. Dollars. FOB our facility in Lower Lake, California, USA.
For On-Line Secure Orders, please visit the Checkout Page for shipping charges. To figure shipping charges on prepaid orders, please use the following to determine the ground rate:
Shipping charges for UPS ground shipments are calculated by the following table. Expedited Ground Shipping (3 working days in transit) is double the ground rate. Air delivery (2 working days in transit) is triple the ground rate.
Cost of Merchandise
Up to $75.00
$75.01 to $100.00
$100.01 to $200.00
$200.01 to $400.00
$400.01 to $600.00
$600.01 and over
NOTE: Shipping times are for time in transit only, and do not reflect the order processing time, which is usually one to three business days, but can be longer depending on seasonal demands, tournament schedules and the items ordered (all weapons and many other items are made to order). If you have time sensitive needs you should speak to us directly to ensure that your items arrive in a timely manner.
- For C.O.D. orders $5.00 will be added to the shipping charge.
- Shipping charges shown in the shopping cart are approximate & may increase depending on actual shipping costs. Some items may incur extra shipping charges. We will ship as long as the actual shipping charge does not exceed the estimate by more than $5.00 for Surface, $10.00 for 3-Day, or $15.00 for 2-Day. If you would like to specify requirements other than these, please indicate them in the special shipping instructions on the Secure Online Credit Card Transaction page of the shopping cart or contact us directly.
- Ground rates are only to the Lower 48 Continental US states and take five to ten working days in transit
- For Alaska, Hawaii and foreign orders, please contact us directly.
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We want fencers to be satisfied with our equipment. If any of our products proves faulty (except for abuse or normal wear), please return it. We will inspect it and determine the proper correction or credit amount. Non-faulty equipment may be returned in new, unused condition within 30 days of purchase for a full in-store credit or a refund minus a 10% restocking charge. Please supply a copy of the invoice (keep the original). Refunds to VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or NOVUS (DISCOVER) are required by banking rules to be made to the same card used to make the original purchase. Shipping charges are not refundable.
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