Back in the day Legacy Arms was known as Generation 2 – and it was Gen 2 and Windlass Steelcrafts who dominated the market for affordable, fully functional replicas of medieval and European historical swords and weaponry.
I loved them – they were solid, dependable and hand hammered they were at least as resilient as the historical originals, if not more so.
The problem has been production schedules. The family forge where they are made in the Philippines is tiny, nothing even remotely close to Hanwei’s mega factory in Dailan or the big three forges in Longquan. So it takes them literally an age to make, forced to shut down for most of the rainy season – and you just never know when or if they will show up again..
Well, the good news is – they have. The bad news, we have no idea how long they will be in stock – especially the rarer and more popular models.
If you have been around SBG for any length of time you will surely be familiar with our friend and official sword tester, Jason Woodard. Here’s one of his most recent videos on YouTube where he put two of our latest SBG exclusive Scorpion Sword designs through the wringer to see how they held up..
But Jason is more than just a sword tester – his first design many years ago was the sword from the movie ‘Sleepy Hollow’ – and in the years that followed, he has designed several swords for Darksword Armory – including the Vampire themed Carpathian Sword.
Needless to say, having tested so many swords of all types over the years, Jason has a very firm grasp on what makes a good sword and what to avoid. And now in this new collaboration with Scorpion Swords he has taken all these years of experience and distilling it into his own line of swords, the Doomsday Line..
The first in the series is known simply as Sword #01.
It starts off like all Scorpion Swords as thick sheet of 1095 carbon steel that is cut to shape.
From this sword blank, it is then painstakingly ground to shape by hand, heat treated and the wooden handle, in this case made from premium quality Walnut Wood, affixed in place with a series of internal pins, gorilla glue and three additional heavy pins to ensure that the handle will NEVER become even remotely loose no matter how hard you use and abuse it.
And the end result? A very powerful two handed blade weighing over 3lbs but with a point of balance just slightly over an inch from where the handle begins, the perfect combination of power, durability, speed and maneuverability.
Not to mention, grade A intimidation factor (and the ability to seriously damage any other standard blade that might get in its way).
Considering all the work that went into it and the fact that its hand made in the USA, the $279.99 price tag makes it an absolute steal..
When it comes to quality replicas of historical European Swords, Kingston Arms has made quite a splash in the entry to mid level market. With swords designed by none other than the legendary Angus Trim himself, these blades have an emphasis on proper balance, handling and construction and considering almost all their swords are priced just above or just below $300 makes them, offer some remarkable value for money.
PLUS, we also added a new model to the line up – the brutal side arm of the fearsome German mercenary Landsknechts, half mad and fearless warriors for hire whose appearance on the battlefield could and often did turn the tide of the conflict – the Katzbalger.
If you are not familiar with who they were and what they did, this brief video provides at least a rough outline:
Anyway, while the pike was their primary melee weapon the Katzbalger (cat skinner!) was their ultimate backup. Stout, powerful and capable of generating enough force to break the haft of an enemy pikeman it’s a powerful cutter and is for the most part quite historically accurate in appearance and handling (though modern steel being as good as it is, it is actually probably considerably BETTER than the originals)..
Normal price for this new sword is $369.99 but we are offering it for just $289.99 with FREE SHIPPING. Stock is limited so if you are looking to add something very cool and unique to your collection, grab one while they are still available.
L6 Bainite steel is almost the stuff of urban legends..
When properly heat treated it exhibits remarkable tensile strength and almost the holy grail of hardness and flexibility – but the trick is that less than half a dozen sword smiths have been able to master the demanding heat treat process.
And one of them works for Hanwei – and this is their latest addition to the other L6 Bainite Swords they offer – the stunning Celestial Katana.
With a straight suguha hamon to represent placidity the sword represents the ultimate goal of the warrior – to harmonize and become one with the universe itself so that they flow with it rather than against it – and effortlessly defeat their opponents flowing like water, so deeply serene even in the face of death.
With a MSRP of $1,900 we are offering it for just $1,249.99 here – though as stock is limited and the first restock not scheduled for some time, get it now at the best price possible before its too late.
While the sword as a weapon on the battlefield experienced its last days during WWII in the hands of the Japanese (and earlier in WWI when it was still being used by horse mounted cavalry) tactical sword designs improve on and evolve ancient sword design concepts and bring them screaming into the 21st century.
With the strength, purity and quality of modern steel so much better than anything ever seen during the times when the sword was still a true weapon of war, Tactical sword designs may be a mere curiosity in the age of the gun, but they sure are fun!
So with that in mind, here are two new cool SBG exclusive Tactical Sword designs – the first, a companion to our popular Tactical Ko Katana – the Tactical Wakizashi..
With enough weight behind it to cut and a viciously sharp tip for piercing, its a very intimidating and utilitarian design – and when combined with and dual wielded with the Ko Katana Miyamoto Musashi style, truly quite terrifying..
As with all Scorpion Swords it is hand cut, ground and shaped from a 3/16″ thick plate of 1095 carbon steel to create a solid one piece construction with an extra thick beefy tang.
The second new Tactical sword is actually one of the oldest sword designs around – with variations of it used by the ancient Greeks, Spartans and Celts – the classic leaf blade.
Made first from bronze and later iron, this modern take on this ancient design is made almost indestructible with expertly tempered 1095 carbon steel and one piece tang construction just like all the others in the series.
The wide blade concentrates its force for devastating chops and cuts, while the tip is designed to pop and then open up a hideously large wound – and well balanced – its both fast and extremely intimidating.
Both Swords are available right at the top of the Scorpion Swords page Tactical Series Page HERE and considering that they are hand crafted in the USA and yet still under $300 represent exceptional value for money.