Merry Axemass to all! We have some exciting deals and special items to share on this Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Special. Below you will find links to specific items and our deals for the Holiday Chopping Season.
We have a couple of these classic Type B hand axes ready to ship. They are mounted on ash hafts and hand made with hardened edges. These light and swift weapons are exceptional combat tools and the perfect thing for that Viking on your Christmas list.
The single handed Type L axe with an elongated head creates a vicious axe in personal combat. The head allows one to sweep others weapons and shields. It also provides an extended reach around a parry or shield block that can harass and endanger your opponent. This style of axe is often seen in the archeological record but not reproduced much today.
Our classic Type L Danish War Axe with a twist. These axes have a reinforced edge where the axe body flairs thicker as it reaches the edge bevel then curves to a sharp and lethal sharp. These battle axes where common among the nordic armies that ravaged Europe and England in the early Medieval period.
IN ADDITION TO OUR AXETRAVAGANZA!
We have recently acquired a limited run of the American 2nd edition of Rapier & Small-sword 1460 - 1820 by A.V.B. Norman, considered the first work in the development of the rapier and Smallsword development. It creates a typology of hilt developments and gives a vast reference for the earliest known appearance of certain aspects of the complex hilt in swords. We have a limited number of these books check out the details here, they are at a special holiday price at the moment.
Rapier & Small-sword 1460 -1820 book
One of the best parts of all these deals is the fact that we will be having free shipping for items in the continental US under 60" in length until Dec 20th 2021.
Now the above must feel like the North Pole has let the flood gates open on the best presents ever for the Holidays but we have a surprise!
At the last we want to wish you the best in Seasons Beatings with a special little mace. This piece is unique as it is molded from an original head in excavated condition it is a bit rough, as one can see how the wear of use has mushed it a bit and the corrosion of its time spent in the earth is evident. Yet, when mounted on a hard wood haft, it feels swift and powerful in the hand. Just the piece to spread the joy of Season's Beatings!
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.