Where to Find Replicas of Egyptian Swords (for under US$300)…

Unfortunately, if you are looking for modern day replicas of Egyptian swords, you are pretty much out of luck...

Well, almost out of luck anyway.

Despite obvious demand for these replicas, there are only a handful of authentic Egyptian style swords available, and of those, only two within our target budget of US$300...

The Hollywood Muddle Factor

If you google "Egyptian swords" nine times out of ten you'll probably end up looking at the so called "Bast Egyptian Short Sword" by United Cutlery (pictured left).

While this sword looks nice enough I guess, it should go without saying that it is pure Hollywood all the way. I'm not going to say too much more about this one, since being stainless steel with a rat tail tang, it's most definitely a "sword like object" and doesn't have any functional capabilities that redeem it whatsoever. But what makes it worse is that the images are of a product that basically is not longer available to purchase - which just goes to show you lack of 'mass market' appeal in true Egyptian swords (i.e. nothing has really come along with an Egyptian theme to replace it)..

But dig a little deeper and we at least get close to something half decent..

What constitutes an authentic Egyptian sword?

Authentic Egyptian Swords

According to the archeological record, the Egyptians did not actually use swords very much at all - at least not for military purposes (though longish daggers/shortish swords were fairly common in civilian and political life).

However, the major exception to this rule were the Egyptian swords known as the Khopesh - the cruelly curved sickle sword adopted from the Canaanites, which was used to execute en-masse their enemies, as an infantry weapon and also as a symbol of the authority of their nobles and even the Pharaoh himself.

While they weren't easy to find, I've managed to track down a couple of rare carbon steel blade replicas made by Indian based sword maker Deepeeka.

The Deepeeka Khopesh

Functional Egyptian Sword Replicas by Deepeeka in Two Styles

As far as fully functional Egyptian swords go, the above two Khopesh by Deepeeka of India are about all that there is in our price range.

Deepeeka Khopesh Egyptian Swords

Of these two swords, the Black Version (pictured left) is the most ornate and authentic (though to be honest, it is a little 'fat' compared to the historical originals).

Featuring a wooden handle with brass accents, and a brass embossed serpent on the fuller, this unsharpened 5lb sword with a 21" blade is a very imposing and impressive piece, though a little too heavy and slow (this one is kind of like a 'sword shaped axe' really) - though the less ornate version is a tad lighter and longer and probably more suited to the occasional practice swing now and again.

Both of these Egyptian swords have blades made from high carbon steel and are full tang, and in theory could be sharpened up if so desired..

And both are available at the lowest prices online at Kult of Athena with the plain carbon steel version listed here for just US$114.95 and the more ornate Khopesh can be found over here for $25 more (typically at least $179 elsewhere, though they are quite rare and not many places actually stock them).

P.S. Since quite a few people have asked me about it in the past who are just looking for REALLY cheap Egyptian Swords for display purposes only, there's one for $24.95 HERE at Kult of Athena. It's not amazing looking, and doesn't even come close to any of the others shown here so far, but it's ok for a REALLY cheap ornamental Khopesh style sword (though I think that the Deepeeka ones are on the whole much better value)...

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