Thrusting potential of the Leeds Castle Sword, type XVIIIc

no problem at all thrusting through cloth armor

French Rapier Spotlight

dyuers naughty and insolent persons

German Branch Sword

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

Katzbalger Sword and Dagger

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

Cutting with short gripped longswords

Tatami Cutting with the English Longsword

A&A English Longsword

This mid 15th C style of sword has a unique hilt form. It is seen in surviving pieces and depictions in art and is mo...

The Iberian Mace

The Arms and Armor Iberian Mace is a great example of a 13th century impact weapon. Based on several examples from th...

Digital Renaissance Fair and Event for 2020

Lets face it, 2020 sucks. All of the events and shows we had planned for this year have been canceled and we miss all...

Early Finger Rings on Guards, Why?

As part of our exploration of the development of European swords, this week we address the history of finger rings on...

Should I get rings on my feder?

Should a practice sword have rings on the gaurd?
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