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

What is a Messer?

Nathan Clough

"Here begins the messer, God, please do not forget us."

15th Century Two Hander

Craig Johnson

... delivered himselfe so valauntly by his hardy prowes and greate strength, ...

Longswords vs Two Handed Swords

Nathan Clough

The distinction between two-handed swords and longswords can be confusing, and the deeper you delve into marginal cas...

What is a claymore?

Nathan Clough

The word "claymore" is derived from the Gaelic "claidheam hmor", meaning "great or broad sword." When exactly this te...

How do you research a sword? Part 1

Craig Johnson

Our love of these objects is one of our main motivations to produce replica swords.

The Italian Bill or Roncone

Nathan Clough

Agricultural implements ... transformed into weapons of war.

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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