If you are shopping for someone currently on Santa’s “nice” list, but aren’t sure what to buy them as a reward for being good all year, we recommend the following 5 swords:

  1. Bokken: A traditional Japanese sword used for martial arts training. Typically the same size and shape as a katana, a traditionally-made Japanese sword commonly used during feudal Japan. Bokkens are commonly used by students of martial arts to safely practice their sword skills.
  2. Longsword: Medieval longswords are the classic hand and a half sword which was typically used as a war sword in the 14th and 15th centuries. The hand and a half sword was typically straight, double-edged, with a simple cruciform hilt. It grew naturally out of the older, single-handed sword, as a means of combating heavier and reinforced chain mail armor.
  3. Broad Sword: This is a classic, medieval-style sword that will look equally at home in stage combat, during medieval reenactments or hanging over your mantel.
  4. Halfling Sword: If you’ve got a LOTR (that’s Lord of the Rings for the uninitiated) fan on your list, surprise them with a Halfling Sword, just like the ones wielded by Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin. We can’t guarantee they can use it to fight off orcs, but they will at least look brave trying!
  5.  Sword and Shield Set: Now until December 11, $5.00 off the set.  If you’ve got a tyke itching to do battle against dragons or evil knights, then they will love our Little Hero Short Sword, scaled down for smaller hands.

Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about finding a Viking Sword, Great Sword or a pair of Elven Daggers under your own tree. As long as you’ve been a good boy or girl all year, we don’t think there’s anything wrong with treating yourself a little too during this season of giving!