MAKERS OF FINE HISTORICAL ARMS SINCE 1982

"The best replicas I have ever seen"  -  Ewart Oakeshott

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Unparalleled Knowledge and Experience

At Arms and Armor we hand-make a full range of historically accurate European weapons from the past thousand years. For over four decades we have worked with museums, collectors, and scholars to develop a deep understanding of European weapons; knowledge we use to make products that exemplify the finest qualities of the very best historic pieces.  

When we select historic items to reproduce, being pretty isn't enough, they have to move with grace and beauty, and beg to be used when in the hand.  These are pieces that feel as good as they look, and that work as well as they feel.

Our mission is to craft items that recreate the look, feel, and function of the best historic originals. Whether you are a Collector, Curator, Reenactor, or Historical Martial Artist, we will work with you to create the sword or other weapon of your dreams.

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Swords from the Seventh Son: Arms & Armor in the movies

Craig Johnson

Arms & Armor in the movies

Thrusting potential of the Leeds Castle Sword, type XVIIIc

Craig Johnson

no problem at all thrusting through cloth armor

French Rapier Spotlight

Craig Johnson

dyuers naughty and insolent persons

German Branch Sword

Craig Johnson

The hilt of this elegant longsword is formed in the writhen, or twisted, style

Katzbalger Sword and Dagger

Craig Johnson

The distinct sword of the famous Landesknecht soldiers is called a Katzbalger. Today we look at the Arms & Armor ...

Cutting with short gripped longswords

Nathan Clough

Tatami Cutting with the English Longsword

The ordering process

In stock items will be shipped immediately upon purchase.  Items that are not in stock will be made for you at our shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Production swords, axes, and polearms etc. will usually be ready to ship within a couple of months.  Rapiers and custom projects will take longer due to high demand and the complexity of production.  If you are concerned about how long a project will take to finish please call or send an email prior to ordering.   -  Order Line 800 745 7345  -  aa@arms-n-armor.com

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