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Fine reproduction arms and armor
page updated / information current 02/01/23

recent updates 02/03/23: Caucasus mountains shashka (new! added 02/03), US Model 1917 bolo knife (featured 02/01), Yarm viking helmet (fresh pictures 01/31), Kingston Arms sidesword (featured 01/21), Hutton sabre (featured 01/20), Hanwei side sword / sword rapier / cut and thrust sword (fresh pictures, only one available! 01/19), Gjermundbu helm with aventail (size m listed on closeout - last call! 01/19).

our new TEXT enabeled phone number: 737 326-7929

Please see the News Updates page for older announcements.

Recent updates
US Model 1917 bolo knife
US Model 1917
bolo knife
featured 02/01
Yarm viking helmet
Yarm viking helmet
fresh pictures 01/31
Kingston Arms sidesword
Kingston Arms
featured 01/21
Hutton sabre
Hutton sabre

featured 01/20
Side sword / sword rapier / cut and thrust sword
Side sword
/ sword rapier
/ cut and thrust sword
fresh pictures 01/19
Gjermundbu helm with aventail
Gjermundbu helm
with aventail
size m on closeout 01/19
Scottish baskethilted backsword - antiqued version
(antiqued version)
fresh pictures 01/18
Lionheart arming sword
arming sword
featured 01/17
Tinker Pearce Norman sword
Tinker Pearce
Norman sword
featured 01/16
Tinker Pearce Great Sword of War
Tinker Pearce
Great Sword
of War
featured 01/15
Scottish lowlander greatsword
lowlander greatsword
featured 01/14
Austrian longsword
featured 01/13
Frankish double-edged scramasax
featured 01/12
Swiss longsword
featured 01/11
English backsword / mortuary hilt
English backsword
/ mortuary hilt
featured 01/09
German kriegsmesser
German kriegsmesser
featured 01/07
polished Talhoffer buckler
Talhoffer buckler
featured 01/05
light T-face barbute 16ga
light T-face
barbute (16ga)
new! added 11/04
light T-face barbute 18ga
light T-face
barbute (18ga)
new! added 11/04
Coppergate helmet
featured 12/31
Condor messer
Condor messer
featured 12/30
Revolutionary War cavalry saber
Revolutionary War
cavalry saber
featured 12/28
Irish longsword
featured 12/26
Condor grosse messer
grosse messer
featured 12/14
U.S. M1860 Naval cutlass
U.S. M1860
Naval cutlass
featured 12/10
Basket-guard dusagge
new! added 12/09
Chinese pudao
Chinese pudao
featured 12/05
Scott Rodell cutting jian
Scott Rodell
cutting jian

featured 11/28
Scott Rodell cutting dao
Scott Rodell
cutting dao
featured 11/26
Rhinelander longsword
featured 11/24
Cawood viking sword
viking sword
featured 11/22
Oakeshott type XVIIIb longsword
Oakeshott type XVIIIb
featured 11/20
Civil War D-guard Bowie knife
Civil War
Bowie knife

featured 11/19
Medieval knife and pricker set
Medieval knife
and pricker set

featured 11/18
Pumpkin-head mace
Pumpkin-head mace
new! added 11/16
Italian longsword
featured 11/10
'Practical' Scottish basket hilt broadsword
'Practical' Scottish
featured 11/08

Featured items

Cool stuff. Fast shipping. Listings in this section will appear or disappear completely at random.

Rustic heavy arming sword
Rustic heavy
arming sword
Swazi Zulu 'iwisa' war club
antique Swazi Zulu
'iwisa' war club

Swazi Zulu 'iwisa' war club
antique Swazi Zulu
'iwisa' war club

Zulu 'iklwa' war spear
Zulu 'iklwa'
war spear
rustic Talhoffer buckler
Talhoffer buckler
Indestructible fencing buckler 12-inch
fencing buckler 12-inch
Indestructible fencing buckler 9-inch
fencing buckler 9-inch
Anglo-Saxon shield boss - polished
shield boss
14th century spaulders
14th century
Gjermundbu helm 16ga
Gjermundbu helm 16ga
German Gothic couters
German Gothic
$75 /pair
Civil War M1853 socket bayonet
Civil War
socket bayonet
Scottish claymore - antiqued version
Scottish claymore
antiqued version
Black Bear Bowie
Black Bear Bowie
Spiked war hammer
war hammer
Indestructible gladius waster


These items have been discontinued by their manufacturers. Only a limited number are still available.

Gjermundbu helm with aventail
Gjermundbu helm
with aventail
size m on closeout
GDFB buckled gambeson - white/natural
buckled gambeson
XXL on closeout
Padded cuisses  steel cops (black)
Padded cuisses
steel cops
XXL last pair!
Padded cuisses  leather cops (white)
Padded cuisses
leather cops
XXL last pair!
Padded cuisses  leather cops (black)
Padded cuisses
leather cops
XXL last pair!


Howdy, folks. My name is Hal Siegel, but I've been known as Therion in the medieval and renaissance re-enactment community and various internet communities since 1982 (yes, I really did have internet access back then - via Arpanet and Bitnet).

For nearly forty years I've been an arms and armor collector, researcher, and student of both oriental and western martial arts. At the beginning of 2001 I decided that it was time to make my hobbies and passions into my business - thus began TherionArms, offering a hand-picked selection of what I think are the most interesting and well-made historical reproductions, as well as antique weaponry from around the world.

Here at TherionArms, you will receive personal service from a professional who as been studying (and using!) weapons and armor for decades, not some shop monkey in a warehouse who doesn't know anything about swords and armor except for the stock number. Every item I ship I personally inspect, approve, and securely package myself.

Standard delivery time for Antique & Ethnographic items is usually about one week, for Reproduction items is usually a week but may be up to two or three weeks. Occasionally my Reproduction manufacturers can't keep up with the demand and I'll have to place your request on backorder. For items on backorder, your PayPal purchase will not be charged until shipment is nigh.

Payment methods: Credit cards accepted via PayPal through the shopping cart. Personal checks, bank checks, and money orders can be mailed to TherionArms -- PO Box 187 -- Del Valle, TX, 78617.

The shopping cart system can be used to check shipping rates for check or money order purchases - the payment page comes after the shipping information page.

The Government requires that I collect a sales tax of 8.25% for any item shipped to a Texas address. The shopping cart or PayPal will include that for you automatically, podnuh.

This isn't just a business, it's a passion, and I'm confident that you'll be happy with my products. Please check my eBay feedback (900+!) or ask on any sword or armor forum message board for references. Satisfaction guaranteed or return within two weeks in original condition for full refund less exact shipping charges. I don't believe in "restocking fees", they're mean and impersonal - and I'm not really worried about making money from you on restocking fees because I only send out the good stuff and hardly ever get returns. Yeah, I'm proud of this.

A purchase indicates that you have read and agree to The Fine Print detailed at the bottom of the Ordering page.

TherionArms isn't a giant mega-corporation with a call center and dozens of employees scuttling about in a huge warehouse (yet). Emails and phone calls will be answered as soon as possible, but please be patient if I don't get back to you right away - there's so much work to be done!

to reach us by phone (text messages are best: 737 326-7929

mini FAQ:
"Are your swords 'battle ready'?"
I never use the terms "battle ready" or "combat ready" , they've become completely bogus thanks to them being applied to wallhanger advertising everywhere. All of the swords and weapons on TherionArms are real, historic, and fully functional (sharps or blunts) - and if I offer a wall-hanger because it's inadvertently nifty because the manufacturer got something very right. Decorative/wallhangers are clearly labeled as such.

"I live in (Texas, somewhere near Austin) - do you have a storefront I can visit?"
Nope, sorry, TherionArms is mailorder only. I do, however on occasion, meet up with folks in Austin for local deliveries - usually somewhere near a theater I'm working at (that's my other profession - theater tech).

"Where can i get the small medieval figures you send along with your products?"
One comes included with each shipment. Next order, tell me which one (or ones) you have and I'll make sure you get a different figure. :)

Informal list of films and TV shows I've supplied:
Alexander the Great, Earthsea, The Collector, Reign, From Dusk till Dawn, The Northman

All shipments from TherionArms may contain trace amounts of cat fur. Sorry, can't help it.

trace amounts of cat fur
(RIP Missy, the original "trace amounts" kitty, but we still have five other cats
who are happy to donate loose fur to your shipment.)