Gift Certificates, the perfect Gift
If you know anything, you know a sword is the best gift you could possibly give your son/daughter/husband/wife/platonic life partner or whatever. By giving a top quality sword to your loved one you will achieve legendary status. Their peers will speak about you with jealousy and wonder for years to come -- "That's them! The utterly amazing human being who gifted a sword to their loved one for Christmas!"... Every time your giftee experiences the amazing feeling of power and authority that comes from owning an Arms and Armor weapon they will reflect upon how you made it all possible.
When they conquer the heights of the corporate world, become an astronaut, president, doctor, movie star etc, you can rest easy knowing it was the confidence of being a sword owner that helped them reach that apex of success. It's not too late to be a real hero on Christmas morning. Well, it is getting close, but here at Arms and Armor
we've come up with the perfect solution -- gift certificates!
If you are in any doubt, just check out the historical illustrations below, proving that a gift certificate for a sword is a present fit for a king or queen.
Give the royal way with a gift certificate
Perfect for fine ladies
For your gifting convenience we will deliver a personalized certificate to you ELECTRONICALLY, bypassing the most heinous, infamous, and nefarious problem of holiday shipping. In fact, we offer two different options to meet the needs of the most discerning gift-giver. Option the first: you can purchase a gift certificate for a specified amount of store credit here
Option the second: if you know the perfect piece that your loved one needs you can place an order for that item and we will send a personalized certificate with a picture of the item prominently displayed. For example, if your loved one really reminds you of the Elector of Saxony you can email us at email@example.com with "Christmas order" in the subject line and explain that you'd like to purchase an Elector of Saxony Dagger.
We will charge you for the dagger and send you the previously mentioned personalized certificate, along with an estimate of when the item will be done (this will vary significantly based on the item, axes will be done soon, rapiers and custom pieces will take longer). Heroic! Orders received by December 20th will be shipped free when they are completed.
Merry Christmas thou heroic giver of the best present ever!
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.