About Me

Welcome to Forde Military Antiques, my site for listing surplus items from my rather fluid collection of antique weaponry, with swords being the primary field. I hope to upload a variety of resources to help fellow collectors identify and research their own pieces. If you’re interested in making a purchase please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why Swords?

Swords, long associated with noble ideals, offer the collector tangible links to history. Not only do these items possess great cultural importance but they are often objects of great beauty, and graceful designs and precious metals abound. Each has its own story, accrued sometimes over centuries, and every one deserves to be cared for and appreciated.

Weapon Identification

If you have an antique weapon that you can’t identify with confidence or even if you would just like to know more about it then you’re most welcome to send me the details. You can drop me a line by using the contact link that is listed at the top of this page and I will get back to you as soon as I can.