Hollow Earth Swordworks

Timbo, Arkansas On Etsy since 2014

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Hollow Earth Swordworks

Timbo, Arkansas | 1,361 Sales

Announcement    Huzzah and Welcome to Hollow Earth Swordworks. Let provide you an escape from the mundane with our products that are proudly hand-crafted by three generations of the Archote Family.

We are at your service.


Last updated on Aug 27, 2020

Huzzah and Welcome to Hollow Earth Swordworks. Let provide you an escape from the mundane with our products that are proudly hand-crafted by three generations of the Archote Family.

We are at your service.



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About HollowEarthSwords

Sales 1,361
On Etsy since 2014

The finest wooden swords in the kingdom

Welcome to the Hollow Earth Swordworks!

At Hollow Earth, we have reinvented the wooden sword, blending pure function and sleek styling to produce a superior practice sword that is beautiful and balanced, yet can withstand the rigors of serious sparring. Through many years of testing we have found hickory to be the superior American hardwood for sparring weapons.

Herein you shall find our offering of Medieval- and Renaissance-period practice swords, wooden crossbows, and leather accessories.

Please examine our historical styles of swords, from bastard swords to sabers, viking swords to cut-and-thrusts, and swords from other lands such as our Elven Swords. We have a sword for everyone, from serious practitioners of the art of swordplay to young squires-in-training.

Our authentic fully-functioning all wood crossbow with lever-trigger and hand wrought bowstring are popular amongst historical reenacting groups and children young and old.

For wearing your sword at the ready, we offer a full line of leather belts, sword frogs, back slings, and bracers.

We founded our company in 1984, and as my children have grown, so has the business. Now we proudly involve three generations of our family in making our fine wooden weapons. We believe that our years of research, test-fighting, and our fanatical attention to quality and design, have prepared us to build the finest wooden swords in the world.

These swords have become a tradition for our family, as we hope they will become for yours.

We are at your service,

Steven Archote and Family
Hollow Earth Swordworks

Shop members

  • Steven Archote

    Owner, Creator

  • Sheryl Archote


  • Kalin Archote

    Workshop Supervisor, Artisan

  • Noah

    Crossbow Supervisor, Artisan

  • Maia Archote

    Leather Artisan, Sales Manager

  • Carrie Archote

    Customer Service, Office Administrator

  • Margaret Hamilton

    Shipping And Packing, Artisan

  • Brady Archote


Production partners

  • Sew Tz n

    Mountain View, AR

    Family owned local print shop who produces our branded t-shirts.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2018
Thanks so much for your interest in our fine wares. If you would like to find out more information about our business, or see if we are bringing our wares to your area, please go to hollowearthswordworks.wordpress.com. Have a most wondrous day!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. But we want you to be satisfied with our products. If for some reason you are not happy with your Hollow Earth products, please do contact us so that we may discuss further options.

Hollow Earth sparring weapons are guaranteed for life. It is our intention that our weaponry will last a lifetime of battles. If it fails to do so, you can bring it to one of our fine shops, send us an Etsy message.
Postage if needed to and from the workshop is the responsibility of the sword owner.

We reserve the right to deny replacement or repair of your weapon if we determine it has been misused.

However, a Hollow Earth Sword is build to take rigorous sparring. We stand behind our craftsmanship. Please do use your Hollow Earth weaponry in confidence.

For Care and Maintenance of your Hollow Earth weaponry please go to:

*Sword salve available in our etsy shoppe.
We accept PayPal, direct check-out (debit/credit card) and Etsy gift cards.
* All of our products are handmade, it usually takes 1-2 weeks to fill your orders. However, at times, despite our best efforts, we can get behind in our production. Please do let us know if you are ordering this and need it by a certain date, so that we can make sure that you get your package in time.

*Bulk shipping available. Feel free to message us when purchasing one or more items so that we can combine shipping for you.

*We use both USPS Priority mail and UPS to ship our orders.

*Because of their large size, you will notice that items such as crossbows, Bastard swords, Spears, and the Double Bladed Axes, reflect higher shipping costs. Please do not dismay at these high shipping costs. We only charge you what it cost us to ship these items, and do not add handling fees. You will find it indeed worth it as soon as you are holding your new fine Hollow Earth weapon!

*PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS BEFORE HITTING THE PAYMENT BUTTON. If an incorrect address has been provided and the package is returned to us, Hollow Earth Swordworks can not be responsible for products sent to an incorrect address, if an incorrect address has been provided. In the event a package is returned to us for this reason, the buyer will be responsible for the return shipping costs.

*INTERNATIONAL PATRONS: We love to sell to our international customers. If you live outside the United States and are interested in owning one of our fine weapons, please message us to see if shipping is available in your area. In the event we are able to ship to your area, you will be responsible for the shipping costs, and any fees or taxes that are acquired during the shipping process.

More information

Last updated on May 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How do I take care of my Hollow Earth weaponry?

We have detailed information about how to care for your sword on our website. Please see:


Can I make a custom order?

We do execute custom orders. Please message us with your wishes and if it's something we can make for you, we will provide you with a quote. It could take several days to obtain a quote.

How long will it take to receive my custom order?

Once all of the details decided upon, our custom orders, depending on the difficulty of the piece and the amount of research and development involved, it can take anywhere from two weeks to four months to complete. There is a great deal of work put into these pieces and it takes time to fit this development into our production schedule. But that being said, do not hesitate to send us your requests. We take on many custom orders each year, and in many cases the turn around is just a few weeks.

What are the measurements of your weaponry?

Most of our listings have details about the measurements of the weaponry. These are estimates. If you have specific measurements in mind for your weaponry, please contact us so that we may honor your requests. We do not charge for approximate size requests. However there is a 25.00 custom charge for exact measurement requests.