The broadsword is actually a Victorian term coined for the primary edged weapon of the Medieval period (back then, they didn't think their blades were particularly broad). These varied in length from 3 feet - 5 feet and were held with a single handed grip, a hand and a half grip, or a two handed grip. For both historical accuracy as well as ease of combat choreography, most our broadswords are hand and a half weapons. This means they are light enough to be wielded with one hand, but the grip is long enough to fit both hands if so desired.
We have also included two non-medieval "broad" swords, as some might search for them on this page: the Roman Shortsword and the Japanese Katana. These are at the bottom of the grid below. Contact Tim Frawley with any questions.
Scroll down to see a huge variety of swords. Click on the sword's name to get a larger photo and additional information about it.
COMBAT USE BROADSWORD: $11 per week . . . $39 per month
COSTUME USE BROADSWORD: $7 per week . . . $22 per month
Remember, any Combat Sword can be rented as a Costume Sword at the lower Costume Sword Rate.
How will your actors wear these weapons on stage? Don't forget to check our Leather Page for numerous outfitting options.