This weekend we are working hard at the MN and Bristol Ren Fairs. We've been making swords, axes, and spears like crazy, and working hard to catch up on our backlog. This Labor Day raise a glass to your swordsmith, smiting steel and making dreams come true. Enjoy a few medieval representations of smiths at work and think of us.
and a cutler...
Have a great Labor Day!
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