We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving or at least a nice Thursday off! As a way to bring some of the commercial gluttony to our family of sword loving friends, the best kind of family to have at the holidays, we are offering some one of a kind swords with scabbards.
These are all made by us collectively in the shop. Some are explorations in sword physics and dynamics, others are riffs on a style or imagining a sword for a historical figure. These are all done with our usual attention to detail and striving to bring all our talents and skill to making these each excellent examples of the sword makers art. These are also good projects for us to train folks on all aspects of making a sword from working the raw steel to putting the right shape to a grip and getting it all to work as a whole creating an elegant sword of distinction. (Dang I should sell used cars with that kind of verbiage laying around in my head)
So with out further ado we introduce these sweet feeling swords for any who are interested. There is only one of each so when it is gone its gone. They all come with one of our leather scabbards.
Happy Black Prince Friday!!!!
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985