This is the best medieval sword to ever come through our inventory. It is the classic William Wallace Replica Sword. The sword is 51 plus inches long and comes with an authentic rough leather sheath that includes a strap to fit on your belt.
The blade is a polished stainless steel and it is double edged. The hilt and pommel are made out of SOLID BRASS. What really makes this authentic though is the brown leather that is stitched tightly around the handle and base of the blade just like the real swords were from Medieval Times.
The proper care and maintenance of swords is critical if they are to retain their condition. The composition of sword steel makes it very susceptible to rust. The cleaning kit we offer has everything necessary for basic sword care. Includes:
a brass awl and hammer to easily dismantle the sword
a bottle of choji oil to prevent rusting and rice paper to apply it with
a plastic container to store an oiled cloth
an extra large uchiko the pad contains non-abrasive powder that absorbs extra cleaning oil
This cleaning kit comes in an attractive carved wooden box and is a necessity for any sword collector.
Created to restore order to a world wrought with chaos Umethar D Talisman of the Anath has been forged from great powers. The hilt was carved from the bone of the Ancient One first slain by mortal man; the pommel fashioned in the image of Anath fathers to the Ancients. Umethar holds within itself dual powers of creation and destruction. The 2nd in the Annual KR Fantasy Knife Series is detailed with solid metal parts a simulated bone grip and a mirror-polished blade. Each piece comes with a collector art print painted by designer Kit Rae. This adult collectible is branded with the artist's distinctive trademark and includes a certificate of authenticity.
The Umethar: Talisman of the Anath Specs: Overall Length: 17-1/16" Blade Length: 10-3/8" Blade Thickness: 1/8" Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel double-edged mirror-polished. Handle Material: Cast metal guard and pommel antique silver plated finish simulated bone handgrip rat-tail tang construction. 19-7/8" x 6" x 3/4" wood burned-edge finish includes mounting hardware instructions. Display: 5-1/2" x 8-3/8" x 2-3/4" wood. Hardware instructions included. List Price - $124.49
This is an officially licensed product of United Cutlery.
In the beginning of things in ages past there were the Ancient Ones masters of flesh fire and steel who forged the elements of which the land was made. When men and beasts came into the world the Ancient Ones purposed to have dominion over them hence they commanded that the Dark Elves create the "Swords of the Ancients." They were forged of secret alloys and each sword was bequeathed its own special power. The swords have been used throughout the ages in the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Designed by fantasy artist Kit RaeR these high quality adult collectible swords feature intricately detailed solid metal handle parts and tempered 420 stainless steel blades (unsharpened). Each sword includes a full-color art print and a new chapter in "The Tale of the Swords of the Ancients."
CinthorcT is the seventh sword and its power is to deal out just punishment to wrong doers. The thorny hilts are intertwined with silver vines and engraved upon the crossguard is an incantation of the Ancients. The grip is wire-wrapped and the pommel is forged as a flower surrounding a red thorcan jewel; a powerful talisman of the Anath.
From a series of edged fantasy creations from the Swords of the Ancients Universe comes Folkor's Bane designed by fantasy artist Kit Rae. This high quality hand-held Adrasil Knife features finely detailed solid metal parts and four tempered stainless steel blades. It includes a black and white 13-1/2" x 18" art print from the artist "Atteniel Weilds Adrasil" and a Certificate of Authenticity that shares "The History of Adrasil" printed on parchment paper. Also included is a highly polished black laquered wooden stand to display this one-of-a-kind heirloom and each piece is branded with the designer's trademark.
Features a black silver plated finish on the grip and four stainless steel blades said to have been made from the bones and armor of slain enemies.
The latest in the Kit Rae Fantasy Art Collection is the Valdris the chosen blade of the Mithrodin a secret cadre of elite warriors in service of Queen Vaelen in the war against the Black Legion.
The hilt of the Valdris like many blades of the Great Realm of Ammon was fashioned from the bones and armor of Baelin great brutal and ruthless beasts created by the Dark One for his Black Legion.
Its twin blades forged of a shimmering steel from the mines of Lokonia were designed for the intricate blocking and offensive fighting style the Mithrodin used in their combat. Only they could wield the Valdris properly and many were skilled at using two Valdris at one time. A high level Mithrodin could disarm and subdue an enemy with this blade at lightning speed.
This fantastic adult collectible sword is branded with the designer's trademark on the mirror polished blades (false edged) and includes a certificate of authenticity telling of the swords history. Includes a wood display plaque.
This electronic replica of Frodo's Sting sword emits an eerie bluish glow whenever Orcs are nearby. This authentic Sting sword replica was cast from molds used to create the original movie prop used in Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Crafted in the ancient Elven tradition the Sting sword blade has a brushed metal finish with a trans-reflective silver coating that looks like metal when it is not activated. The core of the permanently attached polycarbonate blade glows brightly when activated with the flick of a switch.
The die-cast metal handle has a wood-grain pattern and silver leaf filigree accents reminiscent of third age Elfish decoration.
The sliding switch on the handle toggles among 3 modes: "OFF" "ON" and "ORC." If the switch is in the "ON" position the Sting sword emits clash and clang sounds when struck. In "ORC" mode the Sting sword hums and glows blue as a warning that Orcs are in the vicinity.
Frodo's Sting sword is replicated in the exact "Hobbit" proportions as the original prop. Approximate replica dimensions are: 27" long x 5.5" wide x 1.5" thick. The Sting sword runs for several hours on a fresh pair of two "123" 3 volt lithium batteries (not included).
The display base looks like carved stone with stands that look like medieval wrought iron to hold the sword in place. It can be adjusted so that your collectible can be displayed on a flat surface or hanging on a wall.
This official Lord of the Rings prop replica is fully authorized and licensed by New Line Cinema.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS With over 100 million copies sold in over 40 languages millions have grown up with The Lord of the Rings the classic epic tale considered by millions to be the greatest fantasy-adventure story ever told. J.R.R. Tolkien's phenomenal epic trilogy chronicles the struggle between good and evil for possession of a magical ring.
The book trilogy named the most popular book of the 20th Century is the motion picture event of the 21st Century. The Lord of the Rings is presented in a trilogy of feature films from New Line Cinema beginning with the blockbuster The Fellowship of the Ring and continuing with the 2nd film The Two Towers to be released December 2002.
A work of sheer invention on a staggering scale The Lord of the Rings takes us back to Middle-earth an era that predates written history where humans share the world with immortal elves powerful wizards and industrious dwarves.
Overall Sword Length: 41.25" Blade Length: 29.25" Handle Length: 12" Blade Material: Stainless Steel Handle Materials: Rubber coated metal wrapped with black thread in traditional katana wrap design Scabbard Material: Hardened Acrylic and Metal Stand Material: Wood
Fashioned from the popular movie "Kill Bill" and "Kill Bill Vol. 2" these fine reproduction katanas are the most intricately designed swords for the best price you will find. Two swords for One price! This is a set which includes "Bill's" sword and the "Bride's" as well. Stainless steel blades are etched to appear to have the deadly sharpness of a real samurai sword although this blade is not sharpened for safety reasons. The Bride's blade features an additional engraving near the handle. Both blades have a full two-handed 12" handle beautifully wrapped in thread as with most traditional katana handle wraps. As an added detail the ends of each handle are topped with gold-painted metal designs. These swords are beautiful!
Traditional and authentic long wrap technique featured on scabbards. And two-tone intricate gold-painted metal trimmings throughout the swords make this a gorgeous addition to any sword collection. On Bill's scabbard an engraving a what appears to be a demon's face decorates the highly polished black case.
A matte black painted wood display stand also accompany this sword set. Ancient japanese lettering is painted in gold on the stand as well adding to the authentic look of these swords.
Excellent quality highly detailed sword that would make a nice addition to anyones collection. This 29 1/2 inch smooth curved blade is made of 440 Stainless Steel with Black Wood Handle Overlay. Full Tang Samurai Katana is accented with gold trim top and end caps to give it a polished professional look.
Measuring 41 inches in total length this sword features a black laquer finished scabbard polished to a high shine. Perfect for any collector!
Battle the highlands with the Iron Claymore Sword. An exact replica of the 18th Century hand-and-a- half sword wielded by virtually every Scotsman. This massive sword features a distinctive cross hilt style popular with the original designs. The down sloping arms with quarter foils and circular pommel are also features popular from that era. The most notable feature has to be the all-wooden sheath with metal tip and throat. Stretches 49 inches overall 36 inch blade.
Beautiful decorative katana features a metal capped scabbard with faux snake skin finish. The metal blade is pressed with intricate black design and had a claw like tsuba- to protect you hands. The handle has a serpent head reay to strike complete with composite plastic tounge and eyes. It measures 41 inches and includes black wooden stand. Definitely a centerpiece in any room!
The weapon of the future! Tom Anderson has once again proven his designs are ahead of our time! This fine piece is a huge 39 inches!! The QUAD SICKLE features a pear blade at the top and a spike point in the bottom. A ribbed hard rubber grip makes handling a joy. This weapon has a hidden bonus intended for thrills. Pump the large central column and get a surprise: four stainless steel retractable blades quickly deploy with the clean sound of metal sliding against metal. This one sounds like a shotgun pumping!
This is a heavy beast of a weapon too and very comfortable to hold. All metal construction this is made from quality steel. The rubber molded grip is 12.5 inches with a metal pointed tip on its bottom. The central steel shaft is textured and acts with a pump action to reveal the four retractable blades on the sides. Each side blade is 3.5 inches long and sharp. The whole weapon is topped by a flat-edged pear blade measuring 7.25 inches with a sharpened point. The overall weight is 3 lbs.
War is the reciprocal and violent application
of force between hostile political entities aimed at
bringing about a desired political end-state via armed
conflict. In his seminal work,
Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of
political intercourse, carried on with other means."
War is an interaction in which two or more militaries
have a “struggle of wills”.
When qualified as a
civil war, it is a dispute inherent to a given
society, and its nature is in the conflict over modes of
governance rather than
sovereignty. War is not considered to be the same as
genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the
violent struggle, and the
organized nature of the units involved.
War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is
not linked to any single type of political organisation
or society. Rather, as discussed by
John Keegan in his “History Of Warfare”, war is a
universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by
the society that wages it.
The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the
tribal warfare that began well before recorded human
history, to wars between
empires. A group of combatants and their support is
army on land, a
navy at sea, and
air force in the air. Wars may be prosecuted
simultaneously in one or more different
theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or
military campaigns. A military campaign includes not
only fighting but also intelligence, troop movements,
propaganda, and other components. Continuous
conflict is traditionally called a
battle, although this terminology is not always fed
to conflicts involving aircraft, missiles or bombs
alone, in the absence of ground troops or naval forces.
War is not limited to the
human species, as
ants engage in massive intra-species conflicts which
might be termed warfare. It is theorized that other
species also engage in similar behavior, although this
is not well documented.
Some believe war has always been with us; others
stress the lack of clear evidence that war is not in our
prehistoric past, and the fact that many peaceful,
non-military societies have and still do exist.
Originally, war likely consisted of small-scale raiding.
Since the rise of the state some 5000 years ago,
military activity has occurred over much of the globe.
The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of
technological advances led to modern warfare.
Since the close of the
Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian
military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) have
come to thoroughly permeate American military writing,
doctrinal, theoretical, and historical. His book
On War, first published (as
Vom Kriege) in 1832, was adopted as a key
text at the Naval War College in 1976, the Air War
College in 1978, the Army War College in 1981. It has
always been central at the U.S. Army's School for
Advanced Military Studies at Leavenworth (founded in
1983). The U.S. Marine Corps's brilliant little
philosophical field manual
FMFM 1: Warfighting (1989) is essentially a
distillation of On War, and the newer Marine
Corps Doctrinal Publications (MCDPs,
c.1997) are equally reflective of Clausewitz's basic
This is not the first time Clausewitz has been in
fashion. Indeed, On War has been the bible of
many thoughtful soldiers ever since Field Marshal
Helmuth von Moltke attributed to its guidance his
stunning victories in the wars of German unification
(1864, 1866, 1870-71). Nor is it the first time that
individual American soldiers and military
thinkers have been attracted by his ideas: George
Patton, Albert Wedemeyer, and—especially—Dwight
Eisenhower were intensely interested in what he had to
It is, however, the first time that the American
armed forces as institutions have turned to
Clausewitz. While the philosopher had insisted that war
was "simply the expression of politics by other means,"
the traditional attitude of American soldiers had been
that "politics and strategy are radically and
fundamentally things apart. Strategy begins where
politics end. All that soldiers ask is that once the
policy is settled, strategy and command shall be
regarded as being in a sphere apart from politics."*2
The sudden acceptability of Clausewitz in the wake of
Vietnam is not difficult to account for, for among the
major military theorists only Clausewitz seriously
struggled with the sort of dilemma that American
military leaders faced in the aftermath of their defeat.
Clearly, in what had come to be called in scathing terms
a "political war," the political and military components
of the American war effort had come unstuck. It ran
against the grain of America's military men to criticize
elected civilian leaders, but it was just as difficult
to take the blame upon themselves. Clausewitz's analysis
could not have been more relevant:
The more powerful and inspiring the motives for
war,... the more closely will the military aims and
the political objects of war coincide, and the more
military and less political will war appear to be.
On the other hand, the less intense the motives, the
less will the military element's natural tendency to
violence coincide with political directives. As a
result, war will be driven further from its natural
course, the political object will be more and more
at variance with the aim of ideal war, and the
conflict will seem increasingly political in
When people talk, as they often do, about
harmful political influence on the management of
war, they are not really saying what they mean.
Their quarrel should be with the policy itself, not
with its influence.
Vom Kriege (IPA: [fɔm
ˈkʁiːgə]) is a book on
military strategy by
Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the
Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and
published posthumously by his wife in 1832. It has been
English several times as On War. On
War is actually an unfinished work; Clausewitz had
set about revising his accumulated manuscripts in 1827,
but did not live to finish the task. His wife eventually
compiled all the work and the final two chapters
Clausewitz never finished.
On War is one of the first books on modern
military strategy. This is mainly due to Clausewitz'
integration of politics and social and economic issues
as some of the most important factors in deciding the
outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important
treatises on strategy ever written, and is prescribed at
military academies to this day.
Carl von Clausewitz was a
Prussian officer among those baffled by how the
armies of the
French Revolution and
Napoleon had changed the nature of war through their
ability to motivate the populace and thus unleash war on
a greater scale than had previously been the case in
Europe. Clausewitz was well educated and had a strong
interest in art, science, and education, but he was a
professional soldier who spent a considerable part of
his life fighting against Napoleon. There is no doubt
that the insights he gained from his experiences,
combined with a solid grasp of European history,
provided much of the raw material for the book. On
War represents the compilation of his most cogent
Note: Clausewitz states that Napoleon's tactics were
not revolutionary at all and that Napoleonic Warfare did
not change anything greatly in military history. The
technology of weaponry for the most part remained
static, and new strategies weren't developed, but rather
Napoleon refurbished old ones, mixing them into one
The book contains a wealth of historical examples
used to illustrate its various concepts.
Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures
prominently for having made very efficient use of the
limited forces at his disposal.
Napoleon also is a central figure.
Among many strands of thought, three stand out as
essential to Clausewitz' concept:
War must never be seen as a purpose to itself,
but as a means of physically forcing one's will on
an opponent ("War is not merely a political act, but
also a real political instrument, a continuation of
political commerce, a carrying out of the same by
The military objectives in war that support
one's political objectives fall into two broad
types: "war to achieve limited aims" and war to
"disarm” the enemy: “to render [him] politically
helpless or militarily impotent."
The course of war will tend to favor the party
employing more force and resources (a notion
extended by Germany's leaders in World War One into
"total war"—the pursuit of complete military victory
regardless of the political consequences).
"You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your art of war." –
Military strategy is the plan and execution of
the contest between very large groups of armed
adversaries. It involves each opponent's diplomatic,
informational, military, and economic resources wielded
against the other's resources to gain supremacy or
reduce the opponent's will to fight. It is a principle
tool to secure the
national interest. A contemporary military strategy
is developed via
It is as old as
society itself. It is a subdiscipline of
warfare and of
foreign policy. In comparison,
grand strategy is that strategy of the largest of
organizations which are currently the
confederation, or international
alliances. Military strategy has its origins before
Battle of the Ten Kings and will endure through the
space age. It is larger in perspective than
military tactics which is the disposition and
maneuver of units on a particular sea or battlefield.
Military strategy in the 19th century was still
viewed as one of a trivium of "arts" or "sciences" that
govern the conduct of warfare; the others being
tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of
forces in battle, and
logistics, the maintenance of an army. The view had
prevailed since the Roman times, and the borderline
between strategy and tactics at this time was blurred,
and sometimes categorization of a decision is a matter
of almost personal opinion.
Carnot, during the
French Revolutionary Wars thought it simply involved
concentration of troops.