Since 1965, Fagan Arms has purchased tens of thousands of antique swords. Our expertise is second to none and our experience in the market gives you, the seller a cutting edge advantage. Auction houses deal in a wide variety of antiques, with a peripheral knowledge of edged weapons and armor. They charge commissions to the buyer and seller as well as related fees for photography, insurance, and storage. At Fagan Arms, we issue payment in full within 48 hours and you are through within a few days from your decision to sell.

Selling Instructions

  • Tell us what you have. Email images or send photos by post. (
  • Let us know your expectation of price. Our offer is based on fair market value, not your expectation, however, identifying unrealistic expectations will save us both time and effort.
  • You’ll be notified to ship the items. That is best done by one of the shipping services such as the UPS Store or FedEx which will pack and ship for you. Our offer will include reimbursement of your cost of shipping.
  • We will identify and evaluate the items. Immediately upon agreement, we will send you payment in full.

Examples of Items We Purchase

SWORDS: Rapiers, Sabers, Hangers, Cutlasses, Eastern, Oriental and Medieval Swords, Executioner’s Swords

DAGGERS/KNIVES: American Daggers and Knives, Bowies, Stilettos, Left Hand Daggers, Maine Gauches, Mediterranean Daggers, Turkish, Persian, and Indian Daggers, Khanjars, Jambiyas. Gaucho Knives

POLEARMS: Halberds, Pikes, Lances, Glaives, Tridents, Partisans, Spontoons

HELMETS: Burgonets, Cabassets, Morions, Kulah Khuds, Close Helmets, Gothic Helmets

ARMOR: Full Armors, period including composite and antique copies, Shields, Gauntlets, Breastplates, Cuirasses, Chamfrons, Authentic Individual Elements

AXES/HAMMERS: Maces, European Battleaxes, European War Hammers, Executioner’s Axes

EASTERN AND ORIENTAL WEAPONS: Dhas, Mandaus, Khanjars, Jambiyas, Koras, Tulwars, Shamshirs, Battle Axes,

COLONIAL AMERICAN WEAPONS AND ARTIFACTS: Any weapons or accouterments as shown in the standard references.