An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 2

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

War Hammers

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

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

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

Cloth Armor vs Daggers and Swords

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

The Sword Guy Podcast - Craig Interview

Two swords that taught me a great deal about swords

Bec de Corbyn Spotlight

In today’s blog we take a look at our Bec de Corbyn, a replica of an original 16th century knightly weapon. We also...

Sword Terms or What are these guys talking about?

Does that word mean what he thinks it means?

Ballock Daggers: Sexy and Iconic

We love ballock daggers!  Despite being one of the most common and iconic weapons of the medieval period, they are al...

Milanese Rapier Spotlight

Our Milanese Rapier is the focus of today's post. This dramatic piece is a great example of the mid 16th Century arms...

The Calliano Sword - Oakeshott Type XIX Spotlight

Sometimes overlooked by contemporary sword lovers, the type XIX blade was popular in the south eastern region of Euro...

Is my kid old enough for a sword?

While today we are craftspeople creating replicas of weapons and armor from the past, this was not always the case. A...
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