Patrick: celebrating one year at Arms and Armor... Patrick has spent the last year making lots and lots of Nordland Axes, Javelins, and Celtic Spears. Below are his basic stats.
Thomas: celebrating nearly a month of semi-gainful employment at Arms and Armor. Thomas has previously worked as a mason, cabinet maker, and as a bartender at the coolest venue in Minneapolis, First Avenue where he was probably the favorite bartender of the artist formerly known as Prince (Ok, I just made up the Prince part, but it MIGHT be true). So far his efforts at our shop include getting lots of burns and being nicknamed "Boomer" for repeatedly shutting off the propylene before the oxygen on the torch (which causes a very loud BANG, making everyone jump out of their skin).
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.