Today we unveil our donation as a prize for the Icebreaker Open tournament in Minneapolis this weekend, 4/29-31 2022. This lovely arming sword features a type XVIII blade, wheel pommel, and guard with downturned quillions. It is lively and quick, and is of a style appropriate for many historical periods and places, from 13th century England through Renaissance Italy.
Good luck to all of the competitors! If you are hosting a tournament and would like to request a prize please check out this previous blog post about how to request donations. Although we are very busy filling orders we do try to support the sword fighting community as much as we can.
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.