Edged Weapons

Very popular amongst militaria collectors are antique edged weapons - often used for ceremonial purposes to present authority, and in parades as part of dress uniform. Edged weapons include swords, daggers, bayonets, dirks, scabbards, axes and machetes spanning the 18th and 19th century battlefields to modern day conflicts.

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Militaria Edged Weapons

Collecting edged weapons can be a fascinating hobby for those interested in history, art, and weaponry. Examples of edged weapons include swords, daggers, spears, and axes. Many edged weapons have a rich history and were used for various purposes, such as self-defence, warfare, or ceremonial occasions.


Antique Militaria Edged Weapons

Antique edged weapons refer to any type of bladed weapon that is more than 100 years old and has historical, cultural, or artistic significance.


Ceremonial Edged Weapons

Ceremonial edged weapons are decorative or symbolic weapons that are used in formal military events and ceremonies. Crafted by skilled artisans, ceremonial edged weapons often feature intricate designs and engravings. These weapons are typically made of metal and have a sharp edge, although they are not intended for combat use.


Examples of Ceremonial Edged Weapons

Some examples of military ceremonial edged weapons include swords, sabers, and bayonets. These weapons are often ornately decorated with symbols and designs that are significant to the military unit or organisation using them. They may also feature polished blades and intricate handles made from materials such as wood, ivory, or precious metals.


How do I start collecting Military Edged Weapons?

It's essential to do thorough research and ensure that you're following all legal regulations before purchasing or owning any antique edged weapons (see our advice note)

It is important to do your research on the different types of militaria edged weapons, their historical significance, and their value. This will help you to identify authentic pieces and avoid replicas or fakes.

The condition of the weapon is an important factor to consider when collecting antique edged weapons. It is important to look for weapons that have been well-preserved and maintained over time. Weapons that have been damaged, corroded, or have missing parts may be less valuable.

Authenticity is key when collecting antique edged weapons. Look for weapons that have been properly authenticated - this will ensure that you are investing in a genuine piece of history.

This can help you understand the context in which they were used and their importance within the military organisation.

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How do I care for my Edged Weapon Collection?

Proper storage is crucial for military edged weapons. They should be kept in a dry, cool environment and away from direct sunlight. A display case or a locked cabinet is a good option for storage.

Overall, collecting military edged weapons can be a rewarding and fascinating hobby. However, it is important to approach it with caution and respect for the historical significance of these artifacts.

With careful research, purchasing, and care, you can build a collection that showcases the important role these items have played in military history.


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