Prop Swords and Shields

We do not sell firearms or weapons of any kind.

Swords are edged weapons used primarily for cutting or thrusting. In the most narrow sense, a sword consists of a blade with one or two edges, a hilt, and a crossguard. But in some cases the term may also refer to weapons without crossguard, or with only a single edge (backsword).

A shield is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping projectiles such as arrows or redirecting a hit from a sword, mace, battle axe or similar weapon to the side of the shield-bearer. Shields vary greatly in size, ranging from large panels that protect the user’s entire body to small models (such as the buckler) that were intended for hand-to-hand-combat use. Shields also vary a great deal in thickness; whereas some shields were made of relatively deep, absorbent, wooden planking to protect soldiers from the impact of spears and crossbow bolts, others were thinner and lighter and designed mainly for deflecting blade strikes.

We have swords from all periods. Call us at 818-522-0969 for details on renting props. We are a motion picture and television prop guns and props rental only facility located in Los Angeles, CA.


Shown is just a small representation of what we have available. Please call us at 818-522-0969 to ask about our full lines of prop guns and weaponry in all categories.

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Call Mike at 818-522-0969 for more information and pricing.

By Appointment Only

We are NOT a prop house and we are NOT open to the public. We rent to motion picture and television productions; also to music videos, reality shows and documentaries, commericals, theaters, and student and short films. Please call 818-522-0969 to make arrangements to rent our prop weapons. Pick up and drop off of rental packages is done by appointment only.

About Us

We do NOT sell firearms or weapons of any kind. Everything shown on our site is for rental for motion picture and television work ONLY.

Located in Los Angeles, CA, Mike Tristano & Co. is one of the largest suppliers of movie and television prop guns in the industry. Shown on our site is just a small representation of inventory available for RENTAL. All firing weapons MUST be accompanied by one of our licensed armorers.

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