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What Comes with a Purchase from Arms & Armor?
At Arms & Armor, we provide quality and service you cannot find elsewhere. Our method—individually hand-crafting reproductions of the highest caliber—allows you the experience of the true feel and majestic look of the great swords of the past. Unlike cheap imports, our pieces are not bulk manufactured; more importantly, ours are accurate to specific and documented pieces from the period you seek. We strive to recreate the very essence of the original. Unlike the auction house or antiquities private market, our swords and rapiers fulfill your desire to hold a piece of history in your hand without extravagant costs and questions of authenticity.

When you consider purchasing a piece from Arms & Armor you can depend on quality being foremost in mind. When we face the choice of compromising craftsmanship or reducing costs we have chosen to maintain quality above all else. While we work hard to control our costs, the superior value of our items will not be affected. The needs of the individual customer dictate where they will spend their hard earned money. We are not producing swords for all budgets, but concentrate on crafting items for those who desire the very best in historical accuracy and exceptional quality.

Our commitment to the finest materials, skills and patience is supported by an equal dedication to customer service. We see the importance in taking the time to discuss your order and answer your questions in person. The necessary time to individually craft your item, taking no shortcuts, ensures the quality of the piece we send you. We will not ship it if we would not be proud to own it ourselves.

Our scholastic experience with each facet of the historical construction and use of these weapons sets us in a unique position to create your piece to exceptional standards. We consider each factor contributing to a sword's overall dynamics. As you handle a work from Arms & Armor, you will notice the carefully considered balance of competing elements, creating an heirloom that not only looks just like the original but feels like it as well.

How did this commitment to our customers begin?

To a large degree the swords and armor we encountered in our youth, as well as the odd medieval epic, inspired us to study history. Several of us started constructing bows, arrows, armor, spears or swords from wood and other materials as kids.

In our earliest works we produced swords that were in "the style of" or a generic version of items seen in books. We quickly realized, however, that a superior quality was possible if we could gain access to originals. Networking extensively with museums and collectors, and continue that cooperation with extensive research and contributions to exhibits. Today, these unique originals from the past are our pattern book. We strive to replicate the elegant feel as well as the look of these artifacts that inspired us.

This is why today a piece from Arms & Armor is a specific replica of an item. It is not a generic version or average type. The more we learned about these fascinating pieces, the more obvious it became that the outward look of a weapon was only a part of what made these deadly tools useful. To make a sword less than the swords of old dilutes some of the most crucial aspects of the sword making process. Thus we have continued to refine our items striving to make each piece better and truer to the original with each sword we make.

Click here for our full catalog of historical replicas.

We would like to remind our customers that there are several options for purchasing their items from Arms & Armor and we strive to work with each person to help make their transaction as effortless as possible.

Our suggested option for an extended payment plan is 25% down and the remaining balance in four equal payments. Click here for details.


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