Why Buy From Us
We believe Kult of Athena is THE place to find a great assortment of historical replicas of swords, edged weapons, armor, shields, LARP gear, and reenactment supplies for cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, India and the Americas, and eras ranging from the Bronze Age to Medieval epochs, the Renaissance, and through World War II.
We pride ourselves on having a great selection, great service, great value and providing a bastion of knowledge. We love it when the experts agree:
“They have the largest selection, the best prices, and the most detailed information and pictures.” –Skallagrim
“In my honest, personal opinion, Kult of Athena is simply the best.” –Skallagrim
“If there was ever a vote for the most popular and most respected seller of swords online by the sword community (especially with members of forums such as MyArmoury, SFI and SBG), there is little doubt in my mind that Kulf of Athena would win it.” – Paul Southren, Sword Buyer’s Guide
We are the preeminent destination for quality historical replicas of swords, edged weapons and armor. Our selection is rich in variety sourced from all over the globe. We pride ourselves on finding the best items at the best prices. From the least expensive costume piece to the highest quality masterpiece, we have it all.
We carry products from Hanwei, Angus Trim, Tod’s, Baltimore Knife and Sword, LK Chen, Cold Steel, Del Tin, Windlass Steelcrafts, Kingston Arms, Dynasty Forge, Arms & Armor, Darksword Armory, Deepeeka, CAS Iberia, Denix, Albion Armory, Marto, Legacy Arms, Get Dressed For Battle, Lord of Battles, Epic Armoury, Red Dragon, Age of Craft, Kris Cutlery, Masahiro, Musashi, Wulflund, Traditional Filipino Weapons, Battle Merchant, Wulflund, Universal Swords, Ritter Steel, United Cutlery, Valiant Armory, and much more.
Our exclusive, Kult of Athena designed brands include Balaur Arms, Iron Tiger Forge, and Devil’s Edge.
Our website represents what we currently have in stock, not everything we can get. We have access to thousands more items so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, reach out and our expert customer service team will help you.
We have built our business to be scrappy and lean, passing the savings on to you. We pride ourselves on having very competitive prices that give you a great value. We don’t carry the cheap stuff, we carry quality. We offer it at a fair price. We have a price matching policy.
We are intimately familiar with the products we sell our customers. We’ve looked at them, held them, and in some cases, even used them. We keep our inventory on hand in our Chicago warehouse so we can inspect each item for quality assurance before they’re sent out. As a team of sword and weapons enthusiasts we also come backed with additional knowledge and admiration for the pieces we sell. We do our absolute best to assist our customers on their search for the best piece, whether it’s chatting with customers via customer services, filming informational YouTube videos of our different swords, or building our own collections.
We are committed to making shopping with us a pleasurable experience. We’re happy to help you find the right items to fit your needs. Not all swords are best suited to all purposes, when in doubt simply email us any questions you may have and our team of experts will get back to you as soon as possible. And our service does not stop as soon as a product goes out the door.
Beyond your purchasing experience, we’re also here for you should your order be lost or arrive damaged. Reach out and we will work with all parties to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
We’re not another “drop ship” dealer
Unlike our competitors, we stock the vast majority of what you see on our site. Because of this on hand inventory we’re able to inspect and protect your purchase when we ship it to you.
We also let you know if an item is in stock or not, right on the site, so you can plan your shopping. And as always, if you don’t see something you’re looking for, reach out and we’ll try to get it for you at the best price.
There are rare cases in which we will have a supplier fill an order directly, in an effort to get you your order faster. But, this is the exception, not the rule. In those cases, you are still fully backed by our policies, so if you have any issues, please let us know.
If you are looking for something that’s not on our site, please reach out and let us know; we may be able to get it for you. Although we specialize in medieval products, our wholesale connections give us access to many modern or futuristic weapons as well. If you are interested in a particular item, odds are we can get it for you while beating prices elsewhere, just reach out. Most special orders can be filled in about two weeks.
This business was built with a simple concept. We wanted to offer the type of business we would buy from. We treat our customers the way we would like to be treated. We do not believe in lying to or misleading our customers. We don’t misrepresent our products. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always here and happy to help.
Our products are hand selected and personally inspected. We will not add an item to our website until we have seen it in person or are familiar enough with a respected manufacturer to ensure that it is of suitable quality. We strive to offer a wide enough selection for everyone’s budget, while still selling quality pieces.
Generous Return Policy
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, we are happy to accept returns within 45 days. Returns will be refunded to the original form of payment, minus shipping costs. Please note that our policy differs around Halloween, read our Halloween policy here.
We Accept International Orders
We have years of experience fulfilling thousands of international shipments. In this time we have perfected identifying our international shipping procedures and are familiar with what items we are able to import to which countries and what shipping service will offer you the best value with the least hassle. All of our International shipments are fully insured against loss or damage, so in the event of a problem, we will help to have it corrected as quickly as possible.
Safe, easy ordering
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & PayPal through our secure shopping cart system, as well as money orders through the mail. Order online, by phone, or via mail.
Hear What Others are Saying
Skallagrim talks about why he loves Kult of Athena.