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Miscellaneous swords, daggers, and weaponry
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LARP swords, weapons, and accessories
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news 11/26/15: recent updates - Maciejowski Bible helmet (new! added 11/26), Maciejowski Bible chopper (new! added 11/26), Scottish claymore - antiqued (fresh pictures 11/21).

news 11/17/15: recent updates - Kettle helm (last call, Medium only! 11/17), Wallace claymore (on closeout, last call! 11/17), Swiss halberd head last one! 11/17), Black arming jack (on closeout, last call on XXL 10/29), White arming jack (last call - XL only 10/28), 11th century Polish war axe head (last call! 10/27), German battle axe circa 1420 (last call! 10/26), Intermission - no daily updates, 09/18-10/25.

Please see the News Updates page for older announcements.

Miscellaneous swords, daggers, and other weapons
There are some very good decorative/dress/costume swords and daggers and other weapons starting to come into production for collectors and reenactors, as well as a plethora of horribly awful fantasy items promoted by some websites as "historic". I've started adding listings of the very good - I won't be adding the horribly awful. If I tell you that a sword or knife is based on an historic design, you can be sure that it really is based on an historic design. You'll never see a "genuine Scottish dragon-hilted katana!" on *my* website.

Also included in this section are other nifty miscellaneous items, as well as swords and knives with stainless steel blades - despite the "battle-ready" claims of some manufacturers, stainless steel does not make good swords or fighting knives, it is too brittle.

Dress gladius
Maille coif with vertical ventail
Maille coif with
vertical ventail
Maille coif with horizontal ventail
Maille coif with
horizontal ventail
Assam Rifles regimental kukri
Assam Rifles
regimental kukri
Kukri machete
Kukri machete
Gladius machete
Gladius machete
Turkish khanjar
Turkish khanjar
Flamberge zweihander (decorative)
Main gauche (stainless steel)
Main gauche
(stainless steel)
Flat-sided sgian dubh
sgian dubh
Giant kukri
Giant kukri
Japanese naginata (stage/decorative)
Japanese naginata
Zulu 'iklwa' war spear
Zulu 'iklwa'
war spear
Africanized walking stick
walking stick

Indestructible dragon walking stick
dragon walking stick
Beaded bone grip obsidian dagger
Beaded bone grip
obsidian dagger

Coyote jaw grip obsidian dagger
Coyote jaw grip
obsidian dagger

Wood grip obsidian dagger
Wood grip
obsidian dagger

Buffalo rib obsidian dagger
Buffalo rib
obsidian dagger

Deer antler obsidian dagger
Deer antler
obsidian dagger

Grand scimitar - Dance sword
Grand Scimitar
Dance sword
Cobra Steel jambiya
Cobra Steel
Cobra Steel talon knife
Cobra Steel
talon knife
Cobra Steel kindjal
Cobra Steel
Cobra Steel wakizashi
Cobra Steel
Cobra Steel falcata
Cobra Steel
Cobra Steel kopis
Cobra Steel
Cobra Steel Spartan xiphos
Cobra Steel
Spartan xiphos

Samples and Singulars
As a professional arms dealer and all-around westernmartialarts-filmandstagecombat-medievalandrenaissancereenactment aficionado, I run across a lot of samples and singular things that I decide (for one reason or another) isn't going to become a regular for-sale item on my website. I used to just toss these things up on eBay for people to see and buy, but let's face it, eBay has really been sucking lately, now that they've changed format from giant garage sale to overstock sales barn. Most of the items listed in this section of TherionArms will be one-of-a-kind all-sales-are-final for-sale things.

Kettle helm - special order
Kettle helm
- special order

Youth combat Templar helmet
Youth combat
Templar helmet
HMB/BotN punch buckler
punch buckler
Used stainless steel Milanese arm harness
Used stainless steel
Milanese arm harness
Roman spatha
Roman spatha
16th century breast & back
16th century
breast & back
Wisby coat of plates
Wisby coat of plates
Custom ordered Churburg #13 breastplate
Custom ordered
Churburg #13
Italian pillow sword
pillow sword
Norman helm with maille drape
Norman helm
with maille drape
Vistar Armoury spaulders
Vistar Armoury

Howdy, folks. My name is Hal Siegel, but I've been known as Therion in the medieval and renaissance re-enactment community and various internet communities since 1982 (yes, I really did have internet access back then - via Arpanet and Bitnet).

For over thirty-five years I've been an arms and armor collector, researcher, and student of both oriental and western martial arts. At the beginning of 2001 I decided that it was time to make my hobbies and passions into my business - thus began TherionArms, offering a hand-picked selection of what I think are the most interesting and well-made historical reproductions, as well as antique weaponry from around the world.

Here at TherionArms, you will receive personal service from a professional who as been studying (and using!) weapons and armor for decades, not some shop monkey in a warehouse who doesn't know anything about swords and armor except for the stock number. Every item I ship I personally inspect, approve, and securely package myself.

Standard delivery time for Antique & Ethnographic items is usually about one week, for Reproduction items is usually a week but may be up to two or three weeks. Occasionally my Reproduction manufacturers can't keep up with the demand and I'll have to place your request on backorder. For items on backorder, your Verisign Visa/Mastercard purchase will not be charged until shipment is nigh.

Payment methods: Credit cards accepted via PayPal or Verisign Visa/Mastercard through the shopping cart, or by phone: toll free 855-77-THERION (855-778-4374). Personal checks, bank checks, and money orders can be mailed to TherionArms -- PO Box 187 -- Del Valle, TX, 78617. Gift certificates are available through PayPal - email if you wish to send a different amount other than the standard denominations.

The shopping cart system can be used to check shipping rates for check or money order purchases - the payment page comes after the shipping information page.

The Government requires that I collect a sales tax of 8.25% for any item shipped to a Texas address. The shopping cart or PayPal will include that for you automatically, podnuh.

This isn't just a business, it's a passion, and I'm confident that you'll be happy with my products. Please check my eBay feedback (860+!) or ask on any sword or armor forum message board for references. Satisfaction guaranteed or return within two weeks in original condition for full refund less exact shipping charges. I don't believe in "restocking fees", they're mean and impersonal. Note that this does not apply to armor and accessories purchased right around Halloween - sorry, we're not a costume rental shop.

A purchase indicates that you have read and agree to The Fine Print detailed at the bottom of the Ordering page.

TherionArms isn't a giant mega-corporation with a call center and dozens of employees scuttling about in a huge warehouse (yet). Emails and phone calls will be answered as soon as possible, but please be patient if I don't get back to you right away - there's so much work to be done!

mini FAQ:
"Are your swords 'battle ready'?"
I never use that term, it's completely bogus. All of the swords and weapons on TherionArms are real, historic, and fully functional (sharps or blunts) - and if I offer a wall-hanger because it's inadvertently nifty because the manufacturer got something very right, they're clearly labeled as such.

"I live in (Texas, somewhere near Austin) - do you have a storefront I can visit?"
Nope, sorry, TherionArms is mailorder only. I do, however on occasion, meet up with folks in Austin for local deliveries - usually somewhere near a theater I'm working at (that's my other profession - theater tech).

Informal list of films and TV shows I've supplied:
Alexander the Great, Earthsea, The Collector, Reign, From Dusk till Dawn

All shipments from TherionArms may contain trace amounts of cat fur. Sorry, can't help it.

trace amounts of cat fur
(RIP Missy, the original "trace amounts" kitty, but we still have eight other cats
who are happy to donate loose fur to your shipment.)