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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.

About Us

Blog posts

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 2

Craig Johnson

For the second installment of our exploration of complex-hilted swords we look at two swords from the late 16th and ...

War Hammers

Nathan Clough

The war hammer was a classic late medieval weapon designed to defeat plate armor. War hammers are part of the family ...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: part 1

Craig Johnson

The complex hilted sword is a complex subject :-), so we thought we would do a bit of a primer on these interesting s...

Sheaths and Scabbards

Nathan Clough

"Draw me not without reason; sheath me not without honor"

Cloth Armor vs Daggers and Swords

Nathan Clough

Many aspects of how, exactly, historical armors worked remain unknown.  In today's blog we investigate the protective...

The Sword Guy Podcast - Craig Interview

Craig Johnson

Two swords that taught me a great deal about swords

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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