Sword Pricing

A bespoke Balefire sword is an investment. It probably won’t be your first sword, but it may well be one that you use for the rest of your fencing days.

Over the years we have made every attempt to set realistic prices in line with the cost of running the forge and the time it takes to create a work of fencing-ready art. This includes not only Chris’s time at the anvil, but also the hours of customer service, research and experimentation that go into each piece.

∴ How Do We Quote? ∴

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We set our prices based on a the projected time each commission takes to make. While each piece will be quoted on a case-by-case basis, we use the list below as the basis for individual pricing. These prices are not for “basic” swords, but for beautiful Balefire-quality custom pieces.

If your dream sword has complex elements which will take extra days to make, we will increase your quote accordingly during our discussion. However, many decorative and structural elements can be fitted into the allotted time.

The best thing is to reach out to us with specs, photos or rough sketches of your idea, and get your custom quote.

The prices on this page are liable to be updated annually.

∴ Price List ∴

Sword TypeStarting From
Arming sword£900
Rapier or sidesword£1500
Basket-hilted sword£1500
Cruciform dagger£500
Complex-hilted dagger£800

∴ Extras ∴

Extra embellishments such as faceted barwork, complex carvings, and pierced or engraved surfaces will be charged at a rate of £50 per extra hour of work. Extra costs will be decided during our initial conversations about your order.

All prices listed above exclude shipping charges, which can vary significantly depending on shipping location, and weight and dimensions of the final product when packaged. Learn more about shipping costs here.

Please note, our standard fencing blades feature 2mm thick edges and a swollen tip for safety. We do not make sharp swords at all.

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