Swords

Important notice for our British and Japanese readers:  current customs regulations mean it is very difficult to import a sword into the UK or Japan.  Some of our suppliers do advertise that they can get a sword through those controls, but we do not guarantee it, and we recommend that UK and Japanese readers buy only from suppliers based within your own country.

Swords sold for belly dancing are usually blunt, but do check with the supplier - it will cost you to have it blunted if it arrives sharp!

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Belly Dance Dancer Baladay Scimitar Sword with Sheath Balanced Edge Up
$44.95
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE DRAGON SWORD GOLDEN BLADE WITH GOLDEN HANDLE
$49.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE BALADAY SWORD SILVER BLADE
$49.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE CELTIC SWORD SILVER BLADE
$49.00
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Carnival Belly Dance Baladay Sword Brass Handle Silver Blade
$67.45
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CARNIVAL BEGINNER BELLY DANCE SWORD
$70.00
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Belly dance Bollywood Scimitar Sword dance prop gold and silver
$45.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE DRAGON SWORD SILVER BLADE WITH SILVER HANDLE
$70.00
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CARNIVAL TIPU SULTAN BELLY DANCE SWORD
$49.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE SCIMITAR SWORD SILVER BLADE Gold Handle
$49.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE SCIMITAR SWORD SILVER BLADE
$49.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE MOORISH SWORD
$49.00
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Persian Hunting Sword Belly Dance 100 years old
$285.00
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NU177 a s SEMIRADSKY DANSE de LEpe SWORD DANCE NUDE NAKED LADY BELLY DANCER
$13.59
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Vintage Brass Egyptian Belly Dance Sword 28 Made In Egypt
$99.00
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Vintage Brass Egyptian Belly Dance Sword 28 Made In Egypt
$99.00
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Vintage Brass Egyptian Belly Dance Sword 28 Made In Egypt
$99.00
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Vintage Brass Egyptian Belly Dance Sword 28 Made In Egypt
$125.00
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CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE MOORISH SWORD
$70.00
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Buying a Belly Dance Sword

When I bought my first sword, I learned a few valuable lessons about how to buy a belly dance balancing sword.

I love the fact that my sword is a beautiful shiny chrome and comes in its own red velvet scabbard (see photo on the right). It's a straight, fine blade which looks sharp, even though it isn't - when I dance solo, I receive lots of compliments on it, because audiences are convinced it's real.  It's heavy enough to balance well in a breeze, but not so heavy I can't do swordplay.

What don't I love about it?

Well, chrome is slippery, which makes it harder to balance. The straight, fine blade means my sword looks under-sized on stage, compared to the scimitars used by other members of my troupe. The loop handle means I can't twirl it.  And the scabbard is pretty useless (apart from looking good on my wall), because if you store a sword in its scabbard it will rust.

So, in summary, my tips on how to buy a belly dance sword would be:

  • check to see what size and style of sword the rest of your troupe or class uses, so you don't look out of place.
  • avoid chrome, because although it looks great, it is slippery.
  • Don't be afraid of a big sword, because on stage it will look much smaller.
  • Avoid closed-in handles.

 

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Featured image by Toast to Life

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2 Responses

  1. Amy Moore says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for a blunt belly dance sword, or never been sharpened before sword. I’ve never worked with a sword before. I was wondering if one of your swords is like this.
    Thank you,
    Amy Moore

  2. admin says:

    Amy, all swords made specially for belly dancing are blunt (or never sharpened).

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