Year In Review: Best Swords Of 2021

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2021 has been a big year.  We added dozens of new and exciting swords to our collection, and saw increases in popularity in many classics, too.  Below are some of the best-of-the-best from 2021, ranging from Fantasy Swords through to martial arts and collectors' masterpieces.

Fantasy Swords: Bleach, Demon Slayer and More

This sword is a replica of the protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki's melee-type Zanpakutō Zangetsu (斬月 - "Slaying Moon") marked by a long blade. One of our most popular Fantasy Swords.

This sword is a replica of Kisuke Urahara's Zanpakutō Benihime (紅姫 - "Crimson Princess"). Usually in the form of a cane, when released, it changes into a sword that is notable for its lack of Tsuba (replaced by a blade-covering guard) and for its crimson tassel. It is one of the few Zanpakutō with a female spirit owned by a male.

This sword is a replica of Kenpachi Zaraki's Melee-Type Zanpakutō Nozarashi (野晒 - "Weather-Beaten One"). The Tsuka and Saya are white, and the blade is notched due to the spiritual disharmony between it and its wielder. However, it can still cut through almost anything.

Collectors and Martial Arts Swords

A top seller for collectors, this regal sword has been given special attention in its design and construction. With exquisite art decorating the Tsuba and Kashira and with a beautiful hardwood Tsuku, this sword is as much a work of art as it is a functional tool. Note: Like its quality, this sword's length is above average.

Ever a fan favourite with its stunning dragon sheath, this Katana bears a stunningly blue blade and an artistically detailed Tsuba. Hand-crafted using traditional forging techniques. For martial artists or collectors, this will make a wonderful conversation or practice piece.

This Katana is a step up, having more detailed artwork on the Saya and Tsuba as well as higher quality overall. The sword looks excellent on display, but is also fully functional and Battle-Ready.

Honourable mentions - Gaining in Popularity

This sword is a replica of Giyu Tomioka Nichirin Katana sword. His katana is in a shade of dark blue, complementing his breathing style, Water Breathing. The tsuba is hexagonal shaped with a bronze core and with an overlapping red border and his scabbard is black in color. On the side of his katana, the words "Destroy Demons" are carved.

This sword is a replica of Kochou Shinobu Stinger Nichirin Katana. Shinobu uses a heavily modified Nichirin Blade, it is the same as any katana from the handle to slightly above the tsuba, but above that, the weapon loses its blade and is replaced by a rod.

This is a replica of Inosuke Hashibira double Nichirin Katanas. These swords he shaped a jagged edge like a beast's teeth and jaws, perfect for tearing through flesh, which is more to his liking. They don't have a tsuba or scabbard, but rather uses bandages to tie his katanas, unlike his fellow Demon Slayers.

New Swords - Some of the Newest Best Sellers In Our Collection

A long awaited, new addition to our collection. Now you can wield the same sword as Budd, in the esteemed films of Kill Bill. Beautifully made using traditional methods, crafted to perfection, and based on the wonderfully displayed swords in the movies, this quality Katana Kill Bill sword replica will make a fantastic conversation piece and allow you to feel just like in the movies. For true Kill Bill fans!

One of many One Piece swords now in our collection, the Wado Ichimonji is a sword of great personal importance to Roronoa Zoro, and it once belonged to Kuina and her family. It is also one of the 21 Great Grade swords.

This sword features a reverse blade that will confuse opponents and give an advantage in the battle field. Accentuated with brown wrapping and an iron tsuba, this sword is truly unique.

This sword is a replica of Kanawo Tsuyuri Nichirin Katana. Her katana has the words Destroyer of Demons engraved on the side, in red/pink color. Her tsuba is circular shaped with a white border, filled 4 red five-leafed flowers and a winding pattern that is light green in color.