How to Display a Sword

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A displayed sword is a fabulous conversation piece in your home as well as a unique wall hanging. Where and how to hang a sword display case is best determined by the sword owner. Considering the type of sword, your home décor and the people frequenting your home can help you determine the best way to display your sword.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Determine where you would like to display your sword. Some people choose to display swords in their living areas as conversation pieces, and others decide to display them in more private areas like bedrooms or offices.

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    Find the wall you are using to display your sword. When choosing the display wall, consider how the natural light hits the wall, if furniture can readily bump up against the wall and what is on the other side of the wall that could possibly cause the wall to shake.

  3. 3

    Consider the people who have easy access to the room with your sword display. If children are living in the house or visit frequently, raise your swords to an appropriate height. Not only can children get hurt by playing with swords, their little fingerprints can ruin the display.

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    Choose the type of display case that best fits your sword and décor. Open display cases work well for displaying one or more swords, but closed display cases can look very distinguished and also offer an extra bit of protection for antique or military swords.

Tips and warnings

  • If you choose to use a closed display case with a glass front, you must consider the lighting of the room. Glass display cases may have a glare in very sunny rooms, so choose your display wall wisely.
  • Sharpened swords must be kept in a locked case if children are present in your home.

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