Mothers with swords

This weekend in the USA we celebrated mother's day, in which we celebrate mothers (ahhh, simple American holidays).   In light of the importance that mothers play in EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR LIVES, we invite you to post a picture of your favorite mother armed with a sword, spear, axe, or whatever kind of historical weapon.  Sometimes the world forgets that no fury contends with that of a mother - and if she has a sword that fury is ten times as fierce.  Also, yeah, the banner photo of Judith offing Holofernes isn't exactly a matriarchal sword pic, but it's rad, so deal with it.  


Queen of swords tarot card (it's a cool pic).

Post and share with us your favorite pic of a mother with a historical weapon.  Sword moms, show us your coolest photo.  Sword kids, show us how your mom inspires you. These need to be as tasteful and loving as possible.  If you think the pic might not be appropriate, it isn't.   One of the coolest things about the sword world right now is that there are tons of sword-moms out there kicking butt.  Happy Mothers Day.

As always, our swords are entirely made by us at our shop in Minneapolis, MN out of 6150 carbon steel, hardened and tempered to 50-52 Rockwell. Our swords and other weapons are made to look, feel, and function just like the historical originals on which they are based. 

divider swords

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

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